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“It started with money and I didn’t realise it at the time but control was insidious… a drip, drip, drip of constant checking, questioning and criticism across many years that simply wore me down. There were arguments… a lot of them. Then it moved on to violence – threatening behaviour to me and our children.[…]

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“We know that this pandemic has put an enormous strain on people financially but our data shows that strain is also being felt in people’s relationships.” National Citizens Advice @tommacinnes in @BBCNews last week Want free, confidential and independent advice? Contact Citizens Advice Waverley 0344 848 7969 to speak with our friendly advisers

Published by Women’s Aid, the Domestic Abuse Report is a series that brings together the most comprehensive set of data on domestic abuse in the country. According to the latest report, over 90% (91%) of respondents currently experiencing domestic abuse said the COVID-19 pandemic had negatively impacted them in at least one way. Of those[…]

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