Case studies

This series of five fictional case studies have been produced using the principles of evidence-informed practice. This means using a mixture of:

  • The research evidence about the experience of domestic abuse and coercive control for that group
  • Practitioner experience of similar cases
  • The voice of people who use services, using quotes from the research.

The case studies are a learning tool. They aim to promote reflection on practice when working with people experiencing coercive control.

Each case study includes:

  • The case details, summarising the situation and asking how you would make a safe enquiry
  • A partly completed assessment, with space for you to add your own analysis and critically reflective conclusion
  • An example of a completed assessment and safety plan, to prompt discussion and debate
  • A completed DASH- RIC, and a blank one with guidance attached for you to fill out
  • A set of topics related to the case study; these signpost to research and tools for practice which relate to the themes in the case study
  • 3 practice tools, again drawing on the case study tools
  • References and further reading.

You can pick and mix these with the other resources to create learning materials within your own organisation.