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UK Campaign wins consultation on criminalising psychological abuse: Expectation to criminalise Coercive Control
The UK Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign is celebrating a major success, as the Government announced plans to consult on reconciling criminal law with the Home Office definition of domestic violence. The consultation is expected to propose the criminalisation of coercive control, including patterns of abusive behaviour and psychological abuse. The Campaign by Women’s Aid, the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation, and Paladin, has been calling for this change, to protect women who experience domestic violence. If you use Twitter you can follow progress using this hashtag #DVLawReformCampaign.