Domestic teenage dating
A couple of years into the relationship, Chlo decided to phone the police after an incident in which her boyfriend threatened to kill her.
She was shocked when an officer told her she was being abused.
The Home Office has been collecting information from police on whether recorded offences are related to domestic abuse since April 2015, but it is not possible to determine how many crimes were domestic abuse-related prior to this date.
“We are calling on the Government to ensure that their work around the landmark Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill breaks down the barriers facing young women in disclosing abuse and accessing help, and ensures that all survivors get the support they need, when they need it.“He never physically hit me, so I didn’t think of it as abuse to start with, but the psychological abuse had a big impact.He was constantly putting me down and manipulating me.But then the police officer said that what he was doing was abusive.It was the first time anyone had said that to me," she says.