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The Power and Control Wheel

Please be aware this blog has confronting information about abuse and could be upsetting to read.

Reflections and Recollections

  • Please be aware this blog has confronting information about abuse and could be upsetting to read.

We are going to explore the foundations of Domestic Abuse and what it is and what it could mean to you or a loved one, family member, friend, colleague or neighbour.

Do you think Domestic Abuse is just Physical or Sexual abuse?

Physical and sexual abuse are the two main forms of abuse that are discussed and are also more recognisable than other forms of abuse. There are many forms of abuse that come under the “Umbrella of Abuse”. To understand domestic abuse we first need to understand the different types of abuse that form this Domestic Abuse Umbrella.

Let’s not forget  Domestic Abuse/Violence is one of the leading social issues in the world and does not discriminate.


The Power and Control Wheel was developed by staff from the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project in Duluth city which is situated in Minnesota, America. This was…

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I am a writer and activist in the campaign to end violence against women and girls, often referred to as Gender Based Violence, or GBV. My book WITNESS was published in November 2016 and is available from,,, and all good bookshops. WITNESS tells Sarah's account of domestic violence together with the accounts and reactions of family, friends and professionals involved with her and her children. Extracts from WITNESS are published here. I live in a coastal village in the east of Scotland where I enjoy my glorious surroundings regardless of weather - Scotland is famous for having four seasons in one day! I love exploring ideas and beliefs, singing, reading and family & friends gatherings.

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