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Barnardo’s Adoption Support
 0208 550 8822

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Telephone: 01455 883300

Controlling Behaviour
In 2015 the Law was changed to include controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship as a criminal offence.  Controlling behaviour is defined by the Serious Crime Act as “a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.”

Psychology Today – Signs your partner is controlling

Marriage Care
0800 389 3801

Mind
Telephone: 0300 123 3393

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

Post Adoption Centre (PAC)
020 7284 5879

PAC-UK essential Advice Line

”It’s not easy to pick up the phone to call the advice line. The sensitivity, understanding, warmth and insight I received from the person on the phone was invaluable.” PAC-UK Advice Line caller

Refuge – Recognising Abuse
0808 2000 247

Sussex Mental Healthline
0300 5000 101

The Palmeira Practice, Hove
07436 643617

The Samaritans
Telephone: 08457 909090