Domestic abuse



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

New laws needed to remove domestic abusers from homes, says CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to introduce new legislation to allow social landlords to remove domestic abusers from a domestic setting in a protection situation.

Published 27 March 2019

West Dunbartonshire Council's fight against domestic abuse continues with summits

West Dunbartonshire Council will host a series of summits as part of its drive to put a stop to domestic abuse.

Published 22 February 2019

South Ayrshire Council first council in Europe to give staff 'safe leave'

A Scottish council is the first in Europe to give its employees who have suffered domestic abuse "safe leave".

Published 14 February 2019

Call for views in final weeks of domestic abuse consultation

Social security secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has called for views on proposals which aim to ensure people at high risk of harm through domestic abuse are better protected and provided with quicker support.

Published 14 February 2019

More than 300 landlords ‘Make a Stand’ against domestic abuse

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to tackle domestic abuse has seen more than 300 housing organisations sign up in just eight months.

Published 7 February 2019

Orkney Housing Association joins CIH domestic abuse campaign

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has given its support to the ‘Make a Stand’ campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Published 31 January 2019

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