More people arrested for coercive control but only 1 in 6 charged

New Police figures have revealed an increase in the number of people arrested for ‘coercive control’, but still only one in six are charged with the offence. On 31 December 2015, controlling or [...]

Where would children be without Kinship Care?

It is estimated that 200-300,000 children in the United Kingdom who cannot live with their parents are being brought up by grandparents, older siblings or other wider family members or friends. [...]

Adoption Legal Centre attend sold out Adoption UK Annual Conference

Sarah Brown and Nigel Priestley from Ridley & Hall went to a packed Adoption UK AGM and Conference in Birmingham representing Adoption Legal Centre. The theme of the day was “Attachment [...]

What is coercive control and what does it mean for victims of Domestic Abuse?

Over the last 20 years Domestic Abuse charities, campaigners and lawyers have worked tirelessly to highlight domestic abuse as being a serious crime and something which society should not [...]