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Charities dedicated to helping abuse survivors and victims of rape are to be given funding from the Scottish Government on a three-year basis in future. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance announced the move, which she said would provide "greater clarity and reassurance" for organisations working in the area. From July 2017,…
A "greater willingness" of sexual abuse victims to come forward has seen the number of sex crimes recorded by police soar to a 15-year high. Police forces recorded 106,098 sexual offences in the year ending in March last year - a 20% rise on the previous year and the largest…
New national standards for forensic examinations of sex crime victims are to be introduced. Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been commissioned to produce the standards, which will ensure a consistent approach in examining victims following a rape or sexual assault. They will also ensure NHS boards are clear in their role…
A charity has voiced hope that the child abuse inquiry will leave a lasting legacy to help protect future generations. NSPCC Scotland said the public inquiry has an important role to play in this area, as it encouraged abuse survivors to speak to the investigation team. A spokeswoman said: "Victims…
A women's refuge charity is warning more children will end up in care and more domestic abuse victims will be murdered if proposed council cuts go ahead. Hundreds have been protesting against Birmingham City Council savings which have been tabled in a bid to try and balance the budget of…
A new film has been launched to help health workers, hairdressers, firefighters and vets spot the signs of domestic abuse. The Harder video aims to raise awareness among professionals about identifying domestic abuse and providing advice during appointments such as a haircut or dental check-up. More than 2,300 workers have…
More than 70 MPs have written to the Prime Minister urging her to immediately ratify the Istanbul Convention which aims to end violence against women. It comes as the Commons debated a motion marking the UN International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women. The letter, organised by Labour…
Referrals from calls to a dedicated football abuse hotline more than tripled the amount made in the first three days of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the NSPCC has revealed. Launched on November 23 to support the victims of child sex abuse within football, the charity said more than 860 calls…
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