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New domestic abuse law now in force

The new law concerning domestic abuse in Scotland has now come into force, making coercive and controlling behaviour a crime. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, passed by the Scottish Parliament in February 2018 has been widely supported and seen as the ‘gold standard’ of domestic abuse law.

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New Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act to come into force in 2019

A new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act will come into effect in 2019, creating new protections for domestic abuse victims and recognising the importance of psychological abuse and coercive behaviour.

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New initiative to Better Protect Domestic Abuse Victims

The Scottish Government has announced the expansion across Scotland of an initiative designed to increase the safety of domestic abuse victims by reducing the risk of domestic abusers reoffending. 

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Courts Failing Domestic Abuse Victims

According to a freedom of information request. domestic abuse courts are failing victims due to significant waiting times for courts to settle a case.

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Clare’s Law to be Piloted in Aberdeen

A pilot scheme which allows people to see if their partner has a history of domestic violence or domestic abuse has been unrolled in Aberdeen and Ayrshire in the Scottish Government’s bid to control domestic abuse in Scotland.

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Charity Group to Challenge Legality of Legal Aid Restrictions for Victims of Domestic Violence

The High Court last week gave permission to charity group ‘Rights of Women’ to challenge government policy concerning victims of domestic violence and legal aid.

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Fresh Wave of Interest in Psychological Abuse Being Criminalised

With increasing talks of a separate domestic abuse offence in England and Wales and the launch of pilot project to help individuals recognize abusive partners, in Aberdeen and Ayrshire there is increasing interest in making course of conduct amounting to psychological abuse a separate crime.

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Support Provided to Domestic Abuse Charity

The Scottish Government has provided support of around £600,000 to Amina, a Muslim Women’s Resource Centre based in Glasgow, and Citizens Advice Direct for a specialist service helping Muslim women out of abusive relationships.

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Making Scotland Equally Safe

The Scottish Government has announced the launch of a new strategy that aims to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls and to create a society where all can feel equally safe and respected.

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Calls for domestic violence training for medical professionals

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid is urging local and national Governments across the country to ensure medical professionals supporting pregnant women receive specialist domestic violence training.

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Police tackle domestic violence in Aberdeen

Police in Aberdeen have described a recent initiative to tackle domestic violence in the city as a success, Police Scotland has announced.

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NICE calls for greater awareness about domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence and abuse can affect anyone, both women and men regardless of their age or where they are from. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has called for a wider understanding in health and social care, as well as in society as a whole, about how we can help people experiencing it.

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Domestic abuse crackdown in Aberdeen

Police Scotland has reported that its festive crackdown on domestic violence in the North-east of Scotland resulted in over 100 people being charged.

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Domestic violence victims need specialist help

A domestic violence charity has criticised Government Minister Michael Gove for referring to domestic violence as a ‘life choice’ during a speech he gave on reforms to social care.

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Lack of progress on domestic violence in Northern Ireland

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Brendan McGuigan, has called for work to be undertaken to fully achieve 12 outstanding inspection recommendations aimed at strengthening how criminal justice agencies handle incidents of domestic violence and abuse.

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Tackling domestic violence in Tayside

An operation ran by Tayside Police to crack down on domestic violence over the festive period saw a reduction in the number of incidents of domestic abuse.

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Festive crackdown on domestic violence

Police forces throughout Scotland have launched a two month initiative to help reduce the incidence of domestic violence across the country.

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Latest figures on domestic abuse in Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has recently published statistics on the number of incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police forces in Scotland over 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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Conference to focus on needs of domestic violence victims

The European Network WAVE (Women against Violence Europe) is organising its 14th Annual Conference, which will focus on the needs of women and girls who have experienced violence and the services that support them.

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Domestic violence – a Presidential Proclamation

US President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation on 1st October, to mark the start of the US National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012.

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