Women’s Aid launches coercive control toolkit, supported by Avon

Saturday 5th December 2015

The national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has launched a free coercive control toolkit, supported by Avon, to coincide with the Home Office’s implementation of the coercive control law.

The toolkit is targeted at parents of young adults and teenagers. It aims to help them recognise the signs of coercive and controlling behaviour, and ensure that their child can enjoy healthy, supportive relationships. It provides guidance and information on what coercive control is, how your child may feel if they are experiencing coercive control within their relationship, and what to do to help.

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:

“Coercive and controlling behaviour can easily be mistaken for romantic behaviour, and our culture all too frequently reinforces this confusion. That is why it is vital that we educate young people and teenagers on what a healthy relationship is, and why parents must be empowered to spot the signs of coercive control. The toolkit is a fantastic way for anyone to educate themselves on coercive control; you do not need to be a parent to make use of it. We thank Avon for their support and vision in helping us create a world in which domestic abuse in all its forms is no longer tolerated.”

Controlling Behaviour in Relationships - talking to young people about healthy relationships- toolkit coverControlling Behaviour in Relationships – guidance for parents

Learn more and download the toolkit

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