Domestic Abuse

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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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A Scottish Government-led board will be established to ensure the effective implementation of proposed new measures to protect victims of domestic abuse. The measures include giving powers to the police and courts to remove suspected abusers from victim’s homes, ban them from re-entering the h

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The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the underlying intentions behind the Scottish Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill, but warned that serious practical concerns raised during the course of its scrutiny need to be addressed. Both legal bodies and the police signalled

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Communities secretary Aileen Campbell outlines how the Scottish Government is improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. The Scottish Government is clear that domestic abuse is completely unacceptable and that all women should be able to access support which

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Caroline Gillespie considers proposed additional powers to tackle domestic abuse and recent statistics on charges for, and prosecution of, domestic abuse. Scotland’s police, courts and social landlords may soon be given additional powers to protect victims of domestic abuse. The Domestic Abuse

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