Communities secretary Aileen Campbell outlines how the Scottish Government is improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Published 23 December 2020
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has backed proposals from the Scottish Government that would allow social landlords to end the tenancies of those who commit domestic abuse.
Published 22 December 2020
Caroline Gillespie considers proposed additional powers to tackle domestic abuse and recent statistics on charges for, and prosecution of, domestic abuse.
Published 21 December 2020
Social landlords should use a human rights approach to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, a new report has recommended.
Published 15 December 2020
CIH Scotland has commended the proposed Domestic Abuse (Protection) Bill going through the Scottish Parliament but called on its provisions to be strengthened to improve the housing rights and better protect victims of domestic abuse.
Published 7 December 2020
Shelter Scotland is calling for more social housing to be created in Scotland amid persistent concerns that the lack of it stops people leaving an abusive partner.
Published 26 November 2020
New legislative proposals to give social landlords more powers to protect victims of domestic abuse have been commended by CIH Scotland.
Published 12 October 2020
Nearly 1,700 crimes were reported under Scotland's new domestic abuse laws in their first year in force, according to new figures.
Published 30 September 2020
Craigdale Housing Association has decided to mark Scottish Housing Day 2020 by launching its Domestic Abuse Policy and confirming its position as a third-party reporting centre for hate crime.
Published 16 September 2020
To mark this year's Scottish Housing Day, Fife Council has highlighted the issue of domestic abuse to remind people of the available support.
Published 16 September 2020
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.
Published 10 September 2020
Domestic abuse charges have reached their highest figure since 2015-16, the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has revealed.
Published 9 September 2020
The police and courts could gain the power to remove suspected domestic abusers from victims' homes under proposed new legislation.
Published 8 September 2020
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.
Published 4 September 2020
A new online resource is being made available to help support people experiencing or at risk of, domestic abuse in Scotland.
Published 17 August 2020