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Financial Control is Domestic Abuse

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As part of the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse, West Yorkshire Police, alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and the Violence Reduction Unit, is launching a new campaign which aims to highlight financial abuse of older people.

Many people believe that domestic abuse can only take the form of physical violence between couples, but it can also involve coercive and controlling behaviour.
Financial control of older people often takes the form of a younger member of the family, such as a son, daughter or grandchild, only visiting when they need money.  They persuade the older person to give them it, or they can become violent or threatening. In many cases the older person understands what is happening but is reluctant to report it because they are worried that the young person won’t visit anymore.

The campaign is encouraging anyone who is suffering this abuse, or anyone who suspects it is happening to someone they know, to report it by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.  If people wish to report anonymously they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more information visit – www.westyorkshire.police.uk/ElderAbuse

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