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
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
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 has joined housing providers across the UK in signing up to a pledge to tackle domestic abuse.
Published 15 January 2019
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 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
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 Housing Group has signed up to a UK-wide multi agency pledge to help combat domestic abuse.
Published 27 November 2018
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
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
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 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 (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
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 Group has committed to support people experiencing domestic abuse by signing the Make a Stand pledge.
Published 7 August 2018