Domestic Abuse

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A policy designed to support victims of domestic abuse living in Dundee City Council housing has scooped a prestigious national award. The Housing Domestic Abuse Policy picked up the Colin Mair Award for Policy Development at the recent Scottish Public Service Awards.

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The police recorded 65,251 incidents of domestic abuse in 2020-21, an increase of 4% compared to the previous year.

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The Lord Advocate has vowed to give renewed focus to efforts by Scotland’s prosecutors to tackle domestic abuse and stalking as the justice system recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Dorothy Bain QC made the commitment as new figures show the number of charges reported to the Crown Offi

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A new policy has been introduced to strengthen West Dunbartonshire Council’s approach to preventing and addressing domestic abuse in a housing and homelessness setting. The policy, which was updated to reflect new national legislation, incorporates the existing No Home For Domestic Abuse appro

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Women experiencing domestic abuse will be able to access a new support service to help them find suitable and safe housing in a different area. The ‘Revive Scotland’ service is a partnership between Wheatley Group and Homefinder UK. The property-management group has teamed up with Homefi

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Scotland’s Chief Statistician has released domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland, 2019-20 revealing an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. The police recorded 62,907 incidents of domestic abuse in 2019-20, this is the fourth year in a row this figure has shown an increase

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SGN has partnered with crisis charity Hestia and its ‘UK Says No More’ campaign as well as the Royal Mail Group to provide Online Safe Spaces for victims of domestic abuse to access specialist support and information through its website. Online Safe Spaces is a portal thatcan be acc

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From May the majority of domestic abuse summary trials in Aberdeen Sheriff Court will be conducted virtually, with only the accused person and their solicitor having to be present in the court premises, Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle has announced.

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A new policy setting out how Aberdeen City Council’s housing service will deal with incidents of domestic abuse was unanimously agreed at a committee meeting yesterday. The policy applies to current and prospective tenants and includes actions to increase awareness and training of council staf

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