This briefing shares children and young people’s experiences of coercive control between parents and carers. This is drawn from what adults told the NSPCC Helpline and children told Childline in 2022/23.
Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse that can often be overlooked. We look at the themes around coercive control that people talked about including:
We also look at the impacts on children and young people experiencing coercive control including:
This work has been supported by the Covid-19 Support Fund.
Please cite as: NSPCC (2023) The impact of coercive control on children and young people. Helplines insight briefing. London: NSPCC
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