Coercive control

These open access learning resources provide information and guidance on how to recognise and respond to coercive and controlling behaviour.

Coercive control is the underlying feature of domestic abuse and is an offence in law. These open access learning resources provide information and guidance on how to recognise and respond to coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate or family relationships.

Five case studies describe situations of controlling and coercive behaviour with learning activities, sample assessment and safety plans, tools to support effective practice, and a resource library with further information and guidance about social work in cases of coercive control.

The materials were commissioned by the Chief Social Worker’s Office at the Department of Health commissioned the materials, which were developed by Research in Practice for Adults and Women’s Aid.

Designed for: Commissioners, Frontline practitioners, Senior leaders, Senior practitioners, Social workers, Strategic leads and Team leaders.

These resources are open access.

Access the Coercive control learning resources