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Domestic Abuse

Equally Safe

An updated version of Equally Safe, Scotland's strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls in Scotland has been published.

Violence against women and girls damages health and wellbeing, limits freedom and potential, and is a violation of the most fundamental human rights. The Scottish Government, CoSLA and key partners are committed to preventing and eradicating it once and for all.

This strategy, which was originally published in 2014 and has now been updated, provides a framework to help to do just that.  It was developed by the Scottish Government and COSLA in association with a wide range of partners from public and third sector.

Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law)

A pilot scheme which allows people to be told if their partner has been violent in the past is to be extended across Scotland. The disclosure scheme, often referred to in the media as 'Clare's Law' has been trialled in Aberdeen and Ayrshire over a six month period.  In that time, 22 people were warned their partners had history of domestic abuse.  The Scheme will continue in Aberdeen and victims, friends, relatives, social workers or police officers can trigger the disclosures.


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