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Today we are launching our new domestic abuse campaign, to raise awareness of coercive and controlling behaviour.
Being a victim of controlling and coercive behaviour can happen to anyone, of any age, gender, disability, race and ethnicity.
Spotting the signs of this kind of behaviour isn’t always easy, and it can be hard to accept that the person you love, might in fact be controlling you.
Some key signs to look out for include:
This could be a pattern of behaviour where your partner is controlling many aspects of your life.
Domestic abuse is not always immediately obvious or visible, but this behaviour is not normal or acceptable.
Over the coming months, we will be raising awareness of different behaviours to be aware of.
Those suffering often don’t identify themselves as victims. Sometimes they just need help to take the first step and realise their relationship is unhealthy.
If you recognise these signs perhaps in your own or a friend’s relationship, you are not alone. We are here to help and will support you when you feel ready to reach out to us:
Derbyshire Constabulary and our partner agencies are working together to offer support to victims, ensuring that they know that they don’t need to suffer in silence and that help is available.
Find out more about domestic abuse, and where to find help on the following pages on our website:
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