Diana Barran

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Diana Barran is our founder and former chief executive. She established Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada) – now SafeLives - in 2005 and left the organisation in 2017.


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Change in legislation recognises control is at the centre of domestic abuse

From 29 December, 'controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship' will become illegal. It does not need to be physically violent; it does not even need to be physically threatening, but it is abuse. From now, you can be tried in a criminal court and face up to five years in prison if found guilty of it.