‘Clare’s Law’ domestic abuse scheme rolled out in Scotland A scheme which allows people to be told if their partner has been violent in the past has been introduced in Scotland. It follows a six-month trial in Aberdeen and Ayrshire which saw 22 people warned that their partners had a history of domestic abuse. Clare’s Law was…
Falkirk District Women’s Aid is now CEA.
Over the last 40 years, we have grown from strength to strength responding to changing social, political and economic climates and adapting our services to reflect changing needs.
As our service adapts, the name Falkirk District Women’s Aid is no longer suitable and we have now formally changed to Committed to Ending Abuse (CEA). Our new name reflects our aims and our vision.
A Criminal Offence of Domestic Abuse: Scottish Government Consultation Paper
Between March and June 2015, the Scottish Government had consulted on whether a specific offence of domestic abuse would improve the ability of police and prosecutors to tackle domestic abuse. Examination of the consultation responses indicated a strong agreement in that the current law does not reflect the experience of victims, and that a specific offence would improve the ability of the justice system to respond to this crime. There was, however, a range of views on how a new offence could be developed.
Improving Competencies and Cross-System Collaboration The Safe and Together Model is a perpetrator pattern based, child centered, survivor strengths approach to working with domestic violence. Having been developed originally for the child welfare systems, it has policy and practice implications for a variety of professionals and systems including domestic violence advocates, family service providers, courts, evaluators, domestic…
Since the 29th December 2015, ‘controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship’ is illegal. It does not need to be physically violent; it does not even need to be physically threatening, but it is abuse. They can be tried in a criminal court and face up to five years in prison if found guilty.
Scottish Government ran a four-week marketing campaign between January and February 2015 to raise awareness of what child sexual exploitation (CSE) is, improve public understanding and empower those with concerns to act upon them.
The national campaign comprised of a new TV advert – a UK first in terms of targeting parents on the subject of CSE – supported by outdoor and digital advertising, a new website and PR activity.