Domestic abuse

Public education campaign to spread awareness of new domestic abuse laws

A public education campaign aims to help a new law making psychological or emotional maltreatment a form of domestic abuse in Scotland.

Published 25 March 2019

South Ayrshire Council first council in Europe to give staff ‘safe leave’

A Scottish council is the first in Europe to give its employees who have suffered domestic abuse "safe leave".

Published 13 February 2019

Garry Sturrock: Toughening stance on prosecution of domestic abuse

Garry Sturrock looks at the effects Scotland's new domestic abuse legislation will have on the law.

Published 8 February 2019