Scottish Women’s Aid
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 Council has reaffirmed its commitment to preventing homelessness arising from domestic abuse.
Published 6 September 2019
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
A Scottish council is the first in Europe to give its employees who have suffered domestic abuse "safe leave".
Published 14 February 2019
Social security secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has called for views on proposals which aim to ensure people at high risk of harm through domestic abuse are better protected and provided with quicker support.
Published 14 February 2019
An SNP MP has urged the UK Government to accept amendments to its Domestic Abuse Bill to tackle the increased risk of financial abuse under the current Universal Credit system.
Published 22 January 2019
CIH President Jim Strang and chief executive of Scottish Women's Aid Marsha Scott examine the role of housing in helping to protect people experiencing domestic abuse.
Published 18 January 2019
Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.
Published 22 January 2018
Fife Housing Partnership has welcomed recommendations on how to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic or sexual abuse.
Published 21 November 2016