Domestic abuse



CIH Scotland calls for legislative changes to protect domestic abuse victims

Legislative measures are required to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 27 January 2020

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline sees 25% increase in calls

New figures released today by Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (SDAFMH) show a 25% increase in the volume of calls to the helpline support in the year 2018-19.

Published 9 December 2019

New project aims to improve access to legal services for survivors of domestic abuse

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.

Published 2 December 2019

SFHA makes a stand against domestic abuse

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has pledged its commitment to supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.

Published 26 November 2019

North Lanarkshire Council's housing services stands firm against domestic abuse

North Lanarkshire Council’s housing services is throwing its weight behind a campaign to prevent domestic abuse.

Published 22 November 2019

West Dunbartonshire Council hosts conference to help break cycle of domestic abuse

The community of West Dunbartonshire came together at a groundbreaking conference designed to raise awareness of and prevent domestic abuse.

Published 15 November 2019

Hillcrest offers support to 'Make a Stand' domestic abuse campaign

Hillcrest has pledged its support to the Make a Stand campaign which encourages organisations to take action in supporting victims of domestic abuse.

Published 6 November 2019

West Dunbartonshire Council to host domestic abuse community conference

A ground-breaking community conference to help break the cycle of domestic violence is to be held by West Dunbartonshire Council. 

Published 31 October 2019

Scottish Government announces new domestic abuse protection measures

The police and courts will be given new powers to remove suspected domestic abusers from the homes of victims or others at risk, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish Women's Aid shares domestic abuse messages with First Minister

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with staff from Scottish Women's Aid on Tuesday and was presented with more than 100 messages from the public about domestic abuse.

Published 3 October 2019

Argyll and Bute signs Make a Stand domestic abuse pledge

Argyll and Bute Council has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing homelessness arising from domestic abuse.

Published 6 September 2019

Housing providers unite to tackle leading cause of women’s homelessness

New guidance has been launched today to help social landlords and local authority housing providers offer a safer and more consistent approach to domestic abuse – the number one cause of women and children’s homelessness in Scotland.

Published 26 August 2019

City Building pledges to support victims of domestic violence

Glasgow construction firm City Building has given its backing to a nationwide initiative to help victims of domestic violence.

Published 16 July 2019

Domestic abuse and isolation groups to share £2m lottery fund

Families affected by domestic abuse as well as isolation and loneliness are among those to benefit from more than £2 million in lottery funding across Scotland.

Published 16 July 2019

River Clyde Homes takes a stand against domestic abuse

River Clyde Homes has signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s 'Make a Stand' pledge to support people in the Inverclyde community who experience domestic abuse.

Published 20 June 2019