Teenage victims of domestic violence targeted as definition is extended – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2012 in domestic violence, news, victims, young persons by sally

“The official definition of domestic violence is to be changed from March to ensure that thousands of teenage victims who are abused while in a relationship get the help and support they need, ministers are to announce today. It is also to be widened to explicitly include ‘coercive control’, which is defined as complex patterns of abuse by one partner using power and psychological control over another, such as financial, verbal abuse or enforced social isolation.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk