Domestic Abuse

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New legislative proposals to give social landlords more powers to protect victims of domestic abuse have been commended by CIH Scotland. Under the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, which was published last week, social landlords will be allowed to end or transfer the tenancy of a per

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Nearly 1,700 crimes were reported under Scotland's new domestic abuse laws in their first year in force, according to new figures. Recorded crime figures for 2019/20 show that 1,681 crimes were recorded under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, which was enacted on 1 April 2019.

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Craigdale Housing Association has decided to mark Scottish Housing Day 2020 by launching its Domestic Abuse Policy and confirming its position as a third-party reporting centre for hate crime. (from left) David Mackenzie, Scott Livingstone, Gillian Hall, Morag Cameron, and Andy McCrystal

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Domestic abuse charges have reached their highest figure since 2015-16, the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has revealed. The report Domestic abuse and stalking charges in Scotland 2019-20 showed that there were 30,718 charges reported in 2019-20 related to domestic abuse.

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The police and courts could gain the power to remove suspected domestic abusers from victims' homes under proposed new legislation. Justice secretary Humza Yousaf announced that the Scottish Government's Domestic Abuse Bill will be considered "within weeks" and if passed would let police ban suspect

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A new report from Scottish Women's Aid has revealed the devastating effects that COVID-19 - and measures to address the pandemic - have had on those experiencing domestic abuse and on the specialist services working to support survivors. 

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A new online resource is being made available to help support people experiencing or at risk of, domestic abuse in Scotland. For professionals in the housing, social work, health, education and other sectors with an interest in the new domestic abuse legislation, the resource aims to improve underst

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Blairtummock Housing Association has launched a consultation into its proposed domestic abuse policy as it announced its support for the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign. By signing the pledge, Blairtummock has become part of a collective effort working to put the followi

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NatWest Group, the owner of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has launched a £1 million fund to support victims of economic and domestic abuse, in a new partnership with SafeLives. SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

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A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to set out the steps it is taking to ensure women and children at increased risk of domestic abuse during lockdown have access to the support services they need to escape violence. In a letter to the minister for older people and equalities,

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Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has announced.

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