Domestic abuse



Scotland's judges and sheriffs to undertake training for new domestic abuse law

All judges and sheriffs in Scotland will receive specific training on domestic abuse ahead of the introduction of legislation which creates a new offence criminalising physical and psychological abuse of partners or ex-partners.

Published 31 January 2019

MP seeks 'crucial' Universal Credit reforms over domestic abuse risk

An SNP MP has urged the UK Government to accept amendments to its Domestic Abuse Bill to tackle the increased risk of financial abuse under the current Universal Credit system.

Published 22 January 2019

Blog: Housing sector's role in helping to keep victims of domestic abuse safe

CIH President Jim Strang and chief executive of Scottish Women's Aid Marsha Scott examine the role of housing in helping to protect people experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 18 January 2019

Barrhead Housing Association commits to domestic abuse campaign

Barrhead Housing Association has joined housing providers across the UK in signing up to a pledge to tackle domestic abuse.

Published 15 January 2019

New measures to tackle domestic abuse unveiled

Measures to help police and prosecutors to tackle all forms of domestic abuse will come into force on April 1, ministers have announced.

Published 3 January 2019

Angus Council signs up to make a stand against domestic abuse

Angus Council has signed up to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to support victims of domestic abuse.

Published 12 December 2018

Housing’s role in tackling domestic abuse highlighted as new figures show slight rise in incidents

CIH President Jim Strang has called for all social landlords in Scotland to sign up to the organisation’s campaign to tackle domestic abuse after new figures revealed a slight rise in incidents.

Published 28 November 2018

Osprey joins CIH campaign against domestic abuse

Osprey Housing Group has signed up to a UK-wide multi agency pledge to help combat domestic abuse.

Published 27 November 2018

More than 250 landlords join domestic abuse campaign as new CIH president takes the helm

More than 250 housing organisations have signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to tackle domestic abuse just five months after it was launched.

Published 5 November 2018

Single Universal Credit payments ‘a backward step’ in tackling domestic abuse, say MPs

An influential group of MPs has urged the UK Government to scrap new Universal Credit rules which they claim make it harder for victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships.

Published 23 October 2018

Dundee to roll out new system to tackle domestic abuse

An innovative system that helps to tackle the behaviour of men convicted of domestic abuse while supporting victims is being rolled out in Dundee.

Published 25 September 2018

Langstane supports Make a Stand campaign against domestic abuse

Langstane Housing Association has given its support to the Make a Stand campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.

Published 20 September 2018

Port of Leith Housing Association makes a stand against domestic abuse

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has become one of the latest organisations to have signed up to the Charted Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Make a Stand campaign to help tackle and prevent domestic abuse.

Published 21 August 2018

Domestic abuse initiative supports 15 victims in first weeks

Fifteen victims of domestic abuse have come forward to request help from West Dunbartonshire Council in the first weeks of a groundbreaking new initiative.

Published 16 August 2018

Link makes a stand against domestic violence as ‘pioneering’ programme extended

Link Group has committed to support people experiencing domestic abuse by signing the Make a Stand pledge.

Published 7 August 2018