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Posted | 08, 12, 2015

Child Contact and Domestic Abuse – are children’s rights in Scotland being denied?

Today marks the 14th day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, 2015. The Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland, Tam Baillie, and CEO of Scottish Women’s Aid, Marsha Scott, talk about why they are working in partnership on a joint project committed to improving outcomes for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland.

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Posted | 16, 07, 2015

Debunking more of the myths about domestic abuse

We recently hosted the inspirational Professor Evan Stark, author of the influential book Coercive Control, in Edinburgh.  I was lucky enough to be at a seminar, organised by Scottish Women’s Aid and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at Edinburgh University that he spoke at.  The event was attend by 200 people: social workers, child protection professionals, representatives from children’s charities and Women’s Aid groups, other domestic abuse support workers, Children’s Reporters, police officers and so on. 

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Posted | 03, 06, 2015

Ears wide open

Scottish Women’s Aid recently launched Ears Wide Open: Learning to listen to children and young people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland. Our Service Development Worker, Megan Johnson, shares her thoughts about the work. Participation is the latest buzzword in the Scottish third sector, and can be described quite simply as the act of taking part in something. Too often though, we fail to unpick what this means. Who gets to take part? What is the process? What is the purpose? What is produced?

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Posted | 09, 04, 2015

Safe and Together

David Mandell recorded this podcast for WithScotland; he looks at domestic abuse, child protection and interventions that really work. Please scroll down to the last lecture. .  

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