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Coercive Control & the New Law

Coercive control is a purposeful and sustained pattern of behaviour whereby one person within the relationship seeks to use power, control and coercion over another.  Coercive control is a term developed to help us understand domestic abuse as more than a “fight”.

The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, which came into force as legislation on 1st April 2019, creates a specific offence of domestic abuse, strengthening the law and offering greater protection for those experiencing domestic abuse in all its forms.    

This session is aimed at frontline staff who work directly with women, children and young people and who recognise that an understanding of coercive control and the new law will assist them in their work. The training has been developed in collaboration between Scottish Women’s Aid and trainers from the Women’s Aid network.  Participants need no prior knowledge of coercive control.

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand coercive control as a specific form of intimate partner abuse and the tactics and behaviours of perpetrators
  • Understand the main components of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act and how to support women to report
  • Apply the knowledge to their own work in supporting women, children and young people

Complete the form below, or email ali.mackenzie@grampianwomensaid.com, to book your place. 

Special rates may be available for group bookings - please ask for details

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