Scotland’s lead domestic abuse charity Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) has called on the Scottish Government to keep its promises to those experiencing domestic abuse during the cost of living crisis – including establishing a leaving fund.
The four Borders-based Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) that make up the Borders Housing Network have signed a joint pledge to take decisive action against domestic abuse. The chief executives of Berwickshire, Eildon, Scottish Borders, and Waverley met on 21 November to restate their commitme
North Lanarkshire Council's new Housing Domestic Abuse Policy, developed with the Violence Against Women (VAW) Partnership, and shaped by women with lived experience of domestic abuse, puts victims and survivors at the heart of our service. The council is introducing a specific housing policy focuss
Pam Gosal MSP has today started the process at Holyrood to create a domestic abuse register in Scotland. The Scottish Conservative MSP has brought the bill proposal forward after Scottish Government statistics showed cases of domestic abuse increasing in Scotland for five years in a row.
The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) has published a new paper that examines major policy developments related to domestic abuse and housing in Scotland and England since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. There is growing interest in how policies focused on domestic abuse and ho
A Glasgow-based service helping victims of domestic abuse is set to expand into Dumfries and Galloway after receiving a funding boost. The ASSIST service currently operates in several local authority areas in the West of Scotland and receives around 5000 referrals a year. Now it plans to open an off
A lifeline service for women experiencing domestic abuse, Revive Scotland, is marking its first anniversary today. The move-on service helps women and children who are homeless find suitable and safe housing in different areas across the country.
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.
Cumulative failings by a housing association in responding to a resident’s request for a transfer after experiencing domestic violence have resulted in a finding of severe maladministration by the Housing Ombudsman.
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
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
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
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