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Undergraduates at a North East university have formed an innovative and unique collaboration with Northumbria Police to help promote awareness of domestic violence in the region. First year media students and third year drama students at the University of Sunderland created four short films that cover financial, emotional, physical and…
The country's first safe house for domestic violence victims over the age of 45 has opened. Eva Women's Aid, based in Redcar, Teesside - which has worked with victims aged up to 80 - has opened the specialist home for older people because they have different needs. Older women are…
The Scottish Institute for Policing Research has published a research summary of a project by researchers from the The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR). Oona Brooks and Deborah Kyle, both of the University of Glasgow, carried out research into dual reports of domestic abuse made to the…
Doctors should ask men with mental health problems whether they have experienced or carried out domestic violence, researchers have said. A study found male patients visiting their GP with anxiety or depression were more likely to be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. The research, by the University of Bristol…
Equally safe is a consultation on proposals including to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases. The Scottish Government is seeking views on the following five specific issues: 1) The question of whether the current criminal law reflects the true…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Counci (NISCC) is hosting a lunchtime seminar entitled “Tackling Domestic Abuse - Working inside and out of Criminal Justice/Early Intervention” presented by Kerry Malone of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). The event is part of a series of free Lunchtime Seminars hosted by…
A consultation on proposals to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images, the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases, the extra-territorial effect of the law concerning sexual offences committed against children and the circumstances in which a court can grant…
Proposals to help victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual offences have been announced in a consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the Scottish Women’s Aid conference in Edinburgh yesterday, the First Minister confirmed that the consultation would seek views on how legislation can be used to better support…
A new approach to supporting the hidden victims of domestic abuse in Scotland has received a cash boost of £869,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. Sacro will roll out the FearLess project in 18 of Scotland’s local authorities combining a domestic abuse helpline with intensive one to one support and…
Victims of domestic violence suffer on average for nearly three years before getting the help they need, according to new charity research. A study by domestic abuse charity SafeLives - formerly known as Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse - found that within a three-year period some women will suffer more…
A Stirling-based rape crisis centre has closed after failing to address claims of bullying against its manager. An employment tribunal judgement found Central Scotland Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre failed to address a series of accusations involving bullying and intimidation against manager Duncan Dennett. The tribunal found that Mr…
The abusive pasts of more than 1,300 violent partners have been revealed under a scheme rolled out nationally less than a year ago, figures obtained by the Press Association have shown. Clare's Law, named after Clare Wood (pictured) - who was murdered in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend, allows the police…