How do you spot signs of domestic abuse? Particularly coercion and control? A chilling ITV documentary 'Behind Closed Doors - Fear and Control:was broadcast last month.

Without the concept of coercive control, we think about physical abuse and maybe emotional abuse, but it’s easy to miss a wide range of controlling acts including manipulation, intimidation, sexual coercion, and loving deeds that are performed to keep another person from leaving.

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What should the UK’s department for international development (DfID) do next to reduce violence against women and girls around the world? On this year’s International Women’s Day, DfID’s ministerial champion for tackling violence against women and girls overseas, Baroness Sandip Verma will be answering questions live.

Our thanks to the Trustees of The C S Kingston Charity, a small community charity serving the needs of the people of Trowbridge. Their charity scale may be small, but their hearts are large - giving £500 toward the support of our services to vulnerable women in Trowbridge. Thank you!

In today’s frenetic information provision environment, with all manner of websites, twitter feeds and facebook entries in operation, it is not difficult to get information at the touch of a button, or at least a ‘google’ search page.

The legal niceties trip off the tongue so easily, 'without knowledge of the individual circumstances of the case we cannot make a comment'. But heavens above - and let the photographs speak for themselves - can it be right that a victim of domestic abuse is further victimised by a legal decision based on a totally baffling view of life

Splitz is celebrating the ruling that the 'evidence' rules in legal aid cases around domestic violence/abuse have been ruled unlawful

One can get quite blasé - viewing numbers, adding up lists and tut tutting over misplaced punctuation. But let's not even enter the debate about the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and 'dammed lies and statistics'! Nah! Perhaps we should.......?

The aim of our programme in Gloucestershire, around positive behaviour for domestic abuse perpetrators and those that want to secure a healthy relationship, is all about securing such positive and sustained changes; to make a difference in the lives of people - it isn't about receiving thanks but........

 

The aim of our programme in Gloucestershire, around positive behaviour for domestic abuse perpetrators and those that want to secure a healthy relationship, is all about securing such positive and sustained changes; to make a difference in the lives of people - it isn't about receiving thanks but........

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