Scottish Government have released a Domestic Abuse campaign to highlight coercive and controlling behaviour and the implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 from 1st April 2019.
Through the campaign they are highlighting the many forms of domestic abuse included in the Domestic Abuse Act. From the 1st of April 2019 coercive and controlling behaviour is now included as part of the act, and considered an offence by law. The act also focuses on the harm that can be caused to children growing up in a physcologically abusive environment.
According to Scottish Government, "Coercive and controlling behaviour is a pattern of conduct which undermines the victim's independence and might include monitoring and restricting mobile phone usage, controlling bank account access, dictating outfit choices, meal times or friendships."
For more information, how to get help and how to report domestic abuse visit safer.scot