Scottish Women’s Aid response to the Scottish Government Consultation on Social Security in Scotland, October 2016

Scottish Women’s Aid welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on social security in Scotland.  With our partners at Engender, Close the Gap, the Scottish Refugee Council and Carers Scotland, we have consistently worked to highlight the links between women’s inequality and the current social security system. Together we have highlighted how the Scottish Government can use its new powers over social security to increase women’s equality and tackle the underlying cause of domestic abuse.

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

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

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 between 1.2% and 12%

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