The majority of social landlords in Scotland have not put in place adequate policies to support survivors of domestic abuse facing homelessness, a new report by Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and CIH Scotland has found. In 2018/19, 73 of the 173 social landlords in Scotland (42%) signed up to
Scotland’s lead domestic abuse charity Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) has called on the Scottish Government to keep its promises to those experiencing domestic abuse during the cost of living crisis – including establishing a leaving fund.
An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.
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
CIH Scotland has provided an update of the work of the group it is co-chairing with Scottish Women's Aid on improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Last summer the cabinet secretary for communities and local government, Aileen Campbell MSP, announced the creati
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.
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.
The safety and well-being of women and children who are at risk of experiencing violence during the coronavirus outbreak is being supported with funds for key organisations, justice secretary Humza Yousaf has announced.
Domestic abuse charity Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) marked International Women’s Day yesterday calling for national and local authorities, and community planning partnerships, to offer secure, long-term funding for specialist domestic abuse services.
Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) is embarking on a new project to address a lack of access to justice for women and children experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland. Despite having a right to expect competent and affordable legal services when and where they need them, the charity said women continu