#TOTW from 15-12-15 ‘Coercive and controlling behaviour’


How are we all?  This week I would like to give some more airtime to a topic that until recently I knew next to nothing about, and even now I’ve only scratched the surface. I’m talking about domestic violence and the introduction earlier this year of the new offence of ‘coercive and controlling behaviour,’ and so my #TOTW (x2) are:

(1/2) Introduced as part of the , the new offence of tackles


(2/2) Video piece showing how Police are tackling

This week also saw the documentary  ‘Love you to death: a year of domestic violence’ aired on BBC2:


I recently attended some basic training on how to look for signs of domestic violence and how to help people who have suffered from it. If you already know something about it and are aware of the kinds of things that can happen, then maybe you don’t need to look at these links. However, if you would like to find out more about this very real problem in our society then please take some time to click on the links above and maybe you’ll learn something that may help you, either help yourself or to be there for a friend or a patient. However or whoever you can help, it’s  a topic that is very worthy of some time to #GoLearn.

As this will be the last #TOTW before Christmas, may I take this opportunity to wish all of those who celebrate it a very happy Christmas!

Ben 🙂



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