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Controlling and coercive behaviour is a type of domestic abuse. It may include use of acts designed to make a person feel inferior and/or dependent by keeping them apart from friends, help and support. This could include taking advantage of their money, stopping their independence, and controlling what they do. Controlling and coercive behaviour may also include acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation which is used to harm, punish or frighten the victim.
Cuckooing is a practice where people take over a person's home and uses the property to facilitate exploitation. There are different types of cuckooing including: using the property to deal or store drugs, using the property for sex work, taking over the property as a place to live or, taking over the property to financially abuse the tenant.
Modern Slavery is defined as the recruitment, movement or harbouring of women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability or deception. It includes holding a person in a position of slavery, forced or compulsory labour, or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them.
Professional curiosity is about having an interest in an indvidual and their life, rather than making assumptions. Curious professionals engage with individuals and families through visits, conversations, observations, and asking relevent questions to gather current and historical information.