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Blog entries tagged in Domestic Violence

Women’s Aid is highlighting the interactions between child abuse and domestic violence, as new research reveals the large number of at-risk children affected by domestic violence in England.


The City of Edinburgh Council is taking part in a new, multi-agency campaign to highlight the range of support that is available to the victims of domestic violence.


A recently published report has called for the Government to support wholesale reform of how the authorities deal with young men who commit domestic abuse.


The lack of Old Firm football matches this year has apparently led to a drop in domestic violence cases, reports the Scotsman.


Lothian and Borders police have launched a campaign to help victims of domestic violence.

Removing the requirement for corroboration in Scots law could help to protect the rights of victims of domestic abuse, the Solicitor General has said.

First forced marriage order

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The first protection order has been issued in Scotland to protect a victim of forced marriage.

New research from the national charity, 4Children, has revealed the extent of conflict and violence in Britain’s families.

A dedicated domestic abuse court is to be piloted at Livingston Sheriff Court from Thursday 16th February. The new multi-agency pilot will improve the service domestic abuse victims in West Lothian receive from the criminal justice system. The pilot will initially run for 12 months.

Partner abuse

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Scotland's Chief Statistician has published statistics on adults' experiences of partner abuse in Scotland.

A domestic abuse court is to be piloted at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The specialist court aims to improve the way in which allegations of domestic abuse are dealt with in the criminal justice system.

Edinburgh City Council has chaired a seminar on domestic abuse which looked at how different agencies involved in domestic violence should work together to tackle the problem. The event was part of the International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women campaign which runs until 10th December.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service has announced that the specialist domestic abuse court at Dunfermline Sheriff Court will become a permanent feature after the conclusion of successful pilot programme, reports the Journal Online.

The Fawcett Society, supported by a group of charities, unions and academics, has published a report outlining policy recommendations for the Government to ensure that progress made in women's rights and equality is not undermined by deficit reducing budget cuts. 

The incidence of domestic violence against men has risen by 11% over the past year, reports the BBC.

The Crown Office and Strathclyde Police have warned that football matches such as Old Firm clashes are no excuse for domestic abuse.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, a 52-year old man from Glasgow has been given a 15-year extended sentence for a 30-year campaign of violence and domestic abuse against women. He will spend nine years in custody, reduced from ten years to reflect his guilty plea.

The Scottish Labour party has called on the Scottish government to introduce a scheme across Scotland that has proven successful in tackling domestic violence in Strathclyde.

A flagship report from UN Women, the UN’s new organisation for women, calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world.


The Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions has concluded with recommendations for judges, other government officials and experts to consider when confronted with Convention issues. The recommendations strive to improve the way in which the Conventions operate in Contracting States.