Slide Coercive and controlling behaviour COERCIVE & CONTROLLING
Coercive control is a criminal offence.

It is an act or pattern of acts of assaults, threats,
humiliation and intimidation or other abuse
that is used to harm, punish or frighten and victim.

the aim is to make a person dependent, isolated and deprive them of independence.

The abuser can control the everyday life of someone they are abusing.

This may be subtle to begin with and survivors have stated they eventually felt like a hostage. 

Examples of Coercive and Controlling Behaviour are:

Isolating you from friends and family

Depriving you of basic needs, such as food

Taking control over aspects of your everyday life, such as where you can go, who you can see, what you can wear and when you can sleep

Repeatedly putting you down, such as saying you’re worthless

Controlling your finances

Monitoring your time

Monitoring you via online communication tools or spyware

Depriving you access to support services, such as medical services

Humiliating, degrading or dehumanising you

Making threats or intimidating you

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The abuse you may have received can leave a lasting impact. When you have been controlled you can find yourself frightened to make decisions and questioning yourself.

At LDAS we are here to help you see the strength you already have, the strength that got you through it.

LDAS support.

our services are delivered by qualified and experienced staff who are experts in domestic abuse.

The approach to how we deliver our support is reviewed by survivors who tell us what works and what doesn’t. This ensures we deliver the best possible support to survivors in way that suits their needs.

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one to one support

Your dedicated support worker will listen to you and help create a safety and support plan and provide external advocacy to get you to where to you need to be to live a life free from abuse.


Your counsellor will work with you on weekly or fortnightly basis (dependent on you needs) this is usually for an hour. They can help you recover from the trauma you have endured.

group programmes

Our programmes provide a supportive environment which allow you to share and recover from your experiences whilst developing further understanding of your experiences.


Your dedicated Bridge Mentor will work with you at your pace. They are able support you to navigate what can often seem like complex systems to ensure you live in safe home and look forward to a happy future.

"The thing is it was just life. I didn’t realise it had a name or that it was even wrong to be honest. It was the hardest thing to relive what happened to me. At times I just could not do it..."

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