Census Day 2016

Cheryl Sutherland, Researcher at Scottish Women’s Aid said:

“These figures highlight the ongoing need for the specialist support Women’s Aid can provide to each individual woman, child and young person who experiences domestic abuse. In just one day, we met the individual needs of 1,301 women and children by offering a range of information, emotional and practical support. This snap-shot survey shows that Women’s Aid groups throughout Scotland continue to provide non-judgemental support and assistance in a variety of different ways - in person in refuge, by telephone and out in the community. Unfortunately Women’s Aid groups did not have safe or suitable space for nearly half of women and their children who requested refuge. The need for safe accommodation cannot be understated - although most women and their children were able to find temporary housing through friends, family and their local authority, 3 women and 5 children remained at home with the abusive partner.”

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You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

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One in five women experiences domestic abuse.

 

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