Domestic Abuse

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East Ayrshire Council has adopted the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand pledge supporting people experiencing domestic abuse. Developed in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, the pledge encourages housing organisations to make a commitment to

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Caroline Gillespie reflects on the development of the law on domestic abuse as new legislation comes into force. The law on domestic abuse has changed in Scotland. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 is now in force, creating a new crime of engaging in a course of abusive behaviour towards a part

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New legislation that criminalises psychological domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour has come into force today. An awareness campaign to increase the public’s understanding of the legal nature of domestic abuse and to encourage victims of abuse to seek help has also been launc

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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. In its response to a government consultation on emergency barring orders (EBOs), CIH recommended that if someone is

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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. A public consultation is looking at the way that police, local authorities, health and so

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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. CIH President Jim Strang announced the landmark in his speech at the organisation’s annual Presidential Dinner, which took place

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Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has given its support to the ‘Make a Stand’ campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing. The commitment is further supported by the Orkney Domestic Abuse Forum.

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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. The Judicial Institute for Scotland, the body responsible for educating

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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. Dr Philippa Whitford MP, who has led the campaign to introduce separate payments as the default for Universal Credit, said

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Barrhead Housing Association has joined housing providers across the UK in signing up to a pledge to tackle domestic abuse. The governing Board committed to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s ‘Make a Stand’ campaign during its meeting last month.

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Measures to help police and prosecutors to tackle all forms of domestic abuse will come into force on April 1, ministers have announced. The Domestic Abuse Act, passed by the Scottish Parliament earlier this year, creates a new offence which explicitly covers psychological harm as well as physical h

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Angus Council has signed up to support the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Make a Stand campaign to support victims of domestic abuse. The local authority’s first step in the campaign was to appoint a champion to drive its activity in this area, with councillors Craig Fotheringham and L

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