Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment: Literature Review (2018)

Research reviews and summaries
Published: Dec 2018
Author: Danielle McLeod

It is recognised that coercive control is a key feature of abusive relationships. It is therefore essential that the conceptualisation of coercive control and the impact it has on the whole family is recognised and understood.

This review, written by SafeLives – a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse for good – is concerned in particular with coercive and controlling behaviour within the context of public and private law proceedings. It includes three main sections:

  • About domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • The impact of coercive and controlling behaviour on the family.
  • Coercive and controlling behaviour, child contact and court.


Aimed at: All social care practitioners, commissioners and anyone working in this field who wants to understand the broader picture.

Number of pages: 56