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Publication | 11, 04, 2016

What Is Shared Parenting (And What Do We Know About It?)

After their parents have separated, most children continue to spend some time with both parents.  In the majority of cases, one parent, usually the mother, has primary responsibility for child-care. 

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Publication | 11, 02, 2015

Statement to the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare

Together with Engender and a number of other women’s organisations we have published a joint statement to the new Joint Ministerial Group on Welfare, established by the UK government command paper which sets out the clauses for further powers to be devolved to Scotland.

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Publication | 10, 09, 2014

Strengthening mother-child relationships as part of domestic violence recovery

Although domestic violence is harmful, recoveries from abuse are possible (Humphreys et al 2006, 2011). Recovery, for women (as individuals and as mothers) and their children, is a key concern for practitioners working with victims/survivors. This study identifies five main reasons why mother-child relationships were (or were not) detrimentally affected by domestic violence. It specifies key factors that assisted mothers and children to overcome the harmful impacts and move forward positively with their lives. Read it here.

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Publication | 11, 03, 2013

Response to a Call for Evidence by the Expert Working Group on Welfare March 2013

Scottish Women’s Aid believes that it is women in Scotland and in particular lone mothers, who will be disproportionately and negatively affected by the impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms and that these reforms threaten to deepen established inequalities. We believe that gender analysis should be central to the Welfare Reform Expert Working Group’s review of work undertaken by the Scottish Government on the cost of benefit payments in an independent Scotland and the delivery of those payments in an independent Scotland.

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Publication | 03, 05, 2010

Through the eyes of a bairn

A report about the Cedar (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery Project) pilot project in Scotland. Cedar has secured positive outcomes for the children and young people that participated in the early groups. Mothers now have a greater understanding of domestic abuse on their children.

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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

Current Activities

Non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM) is a form of abuse

Read the results of our survey on NCSIM (otherwise known as "revenge porn")



Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2014, 859 women and 400 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2014)

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