Use this resource to find useful downloads containing advice and information for women experiencing domestic abuse.
This factsheet outlines what an interdict is, how you can get one, and what happens if your partner/ex-partner breaks an interdict.
This factsheet tells you more about exclusion orders; what they are, how to get one, and what to do if your partner/ex-partner breaks an order. You can apply for an exclusion order if your spouse or partner has harmed you, or is threatening to harm you or your children. You can apply for an exclusion order even if you had to leave your home because of the abuse, and are currently living elsewhere, but you will need to apply within two years of leaving.
This factsheet tells you more about what you can expect if you choose to go to the police. The police are instructed to treat all incidents of domestic abuse as high priority and will prioritise incidents to ensure that, as far as possible, any incident reported is met with an immediate response by police officers.
This factsheet gives you more information on what happens if the police make a report to the Procurator Fiscal (PF). If the police have gathered sufficient evidence to satisfy them that your partner/ex-partner has committed a crime, they will arrest him, regardless of whether you want to make a complaint against him. You cannot decide whether or not the police press charges.
This brief factsheet gives you more information on non-harassment orders, and what to do if your partner/ex-partner breaks a non-harassment order.
This resource has been put together to support young people who want to end all forms of violence and abuse. This resource might be helpful if you have a friend whose boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend, is scaring her and you would like to find out more about how you can help.
Describes measures in the Act to give new rights to couples who are living together.
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Facts & Figures
Studies estimate between 31% and 84% of women with a history of domestic abuse meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. For the general population this is between1.2% and 12%