Government changes the definition of domestic violence to include coercive control and recognise 16/17 year olds

On Wednesday 19th September 2012, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 and 17 will be recognised under a new cross-government definition. The Deputy Prime Minister also announced that the definition of domestic violence will now include ‘coercive control’. (The previous definition defined domestic violence as … Continue reading “Government changes the definition of domestic violence to include coercive control and recognise 16/17 year olds”

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