Domestic abuse



Aileen Campbell: Protecting women experiencing domestic abuse

Communities secretary Aileen Campbell outlines how the Scottish Government is improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 23 December 2020

SFHA in favour of power to evict domestic abuse perpetrators

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: Proposed domestic abuse powers – what you need to know

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

Independent report calls for more action to improve housing outcomes for victims of domestic abuse

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 calls for Domestic Abuse Bill to improve housing rights of victim-survivors

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

More social housing needed to help survivors of domestic abuse, says Shelter Scotland

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

CIH Scotland welcomes publication of domestic abuse protection legislation

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 domestic abuse crimes reported under new law

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 launches domestic abuse policy and becomes hate crime reporting centre

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

Fife Council showcases improved housing support for domestic and sexual abuse victims

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: Improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse

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 reach five-year high

Domestic abuse charges have reached their highest figure since 2015-16, the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has revealed.

Published 9 September 2020

Bill would allow removal of suspected domestic abusers from homes

The police and courts could gain the power to remove suspected domestic abusers from victims' homes under proposed new legislation.

Published 8 September 2020

Report highlights impact of COVID-19 on responses 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. 

Published 4 September 2020

New resource to improve awareness of domestic abuse

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