Domestic abuse



Scottish Women's Aid shares domestic abuse messages with First Minister

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with staff from Scottish Women's Aid on Tuesday and was presented with more than 100 messages from the public about domestic abuse.

Published 3 October 2019

Argyll and Bute signs Make a Stand domestic abuse pledge

Argyll and Bute Council has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing homelessness arising from domestic abuse.

Published 6 September 2019

Housing providers unite to tackle leading cause of women’s homelessness

New guidance has been launched today to help social landlords and local authority housing providers offer a safer and more consistent approach to domestic abuse – the number one cause of women and children’s homelessness in Scotland.

Published 26 August 2019

City Building pledges to support victims of domestic violence

Glasgow construction firm City Building has given its backing to a nationwide initiative to help victims of domestic violence.

Published 16 July 2019

Domestic abuse and isolation groups to share £2m lottery fund

Families affected by domestic abuse as well as isolation and loneliness are among those to benefit from more than £2 million in lottery funding across Scotland.

Published 16 July 2019

River Clyde Homes takes a stand against domestic abuse

River Clyde Homes has signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s 'Make a Stand' pledge to support people in the Inverclyde community who experience domestic abuse.

Published 20 June 2019

Council domestic abuse policy ‘making real difference’ to victims

A zero tolerance domestic abuse policy introduced by West Dunbartonshire Council has made a difference to the lives of 130 victims in its first year.

Published 18 June 2019

Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke: Make a Stand - one year on

CIH policy and practice research officer Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke talks to some early Make a Stand pledges.

Published 7 June 2019

Celebrating one year of Make A Stand domestic abuse campaign

A campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the housing sector has generated 337 signatories in its first year.

Published 4 June 2019

CIH includes more housing organisations in new domestic abuse pledge

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has launched a new pledge which aims to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse.

Published 9 April 2019

Dramatic rise in domestic abuse victims left homeless in Aberdeen

The number of people left homeless as a result of domestic violence has almost tripled in Aberdeen over the past five years, according to new data.

Published 9 April 2019

New training to tackle domestic abuse in Wheatley communities

Wheatley Group staff are being given new training to help tackle domestic abuse.

Published 8 April 2019

Making a stand against domestic abuse in East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Council has adopted the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand pledge supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 4 April 2019

Caroline Gillespie: Domestic abuse law makes strides with new act

Caroline Gillespie reflects on the development of the law on domestic abuse as new legislation comes into force.

Published 2 April 2019

Domestic Abuse Act comes into force

New legislation that criminalises psychological domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour has come into force today.

Published 1 April 2019