Laura Lyons is the Director of Are They Safe. As well as being the Director of Are They Safe Laura has also lobbied Parliament for the introduction of legislation on domestic abuse, particularly the use of ‘coercive control’ in relationships. The publicity surrounding her personal story was certainly a major factor in motivating the Government to take action. In December 2015 the New laws on ‘coercive control’ were finally introduced. Laura has been involved in a number of parliamentary campaigns with Harry Fletcher and has drafted bills that have had all-party support. Laura is also an Author for the Independent newspaper and has written for them on the subjects of coercive control.