A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to set out the steps it is taking to ensure women and children at increased risk of domestic abuse during lockdown have access to the support services they need to escape violence.
Published 5 June 2020
Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 20 May 2020
The City of Edinburgh Council has adopted a new policy which aims to give people affected by domestic abuse access a range of housing options and has called for councils to have the power to evict perpetrators from their homes in joint tenancy cases.
Published 19 May 2020
Aberdeen City Council is working with community partners to raise awareness of sources of help for people affected by domestic abuse during the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Published 30 April 2020
As more people are isolated during the coronavirus pandemic, the charity Crimestoppers Scotland is launching a new campaign across the country appealing for information from people who are aware of domestic abuse happening to friends, family, work colleagues or neighbours.
Published 21 April 2020
Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) and CIH Scotland have published new guidance for social landlords to assist them in responding robustly to domestic abuse as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Published 15 April 2020
The Scottish Government has relaunched a national campaign to reassure anyone experiencing domestic abuse that support is available to them during these difficult times.
Published 14 April 2020
CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk makes the case for parliament and the housing sector to do more to safeguard women and children experiencing domestic abuse during the current lockdown.
Published 1 April 2020
Scottish Government marks year of domestic abuse law with extra support for victims during COVID-19 outbreak
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.
Published 1 April 2020
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the UK Government was discriminating against vulnerable victims of domestic violence by reducing their housing benefits.
Published 16 March 2020
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.
Published 9 March 2020
Legislative measures are required to improve housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, according to CIH Scotland.
Published 27 January 2020
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
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
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has pledged its commitment to supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.
Published 26 November 2019