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Report | 31, 12, 2011

2011 Funding for Women’s Aid in Scotland

This is the fourth annual survey of funding for Women’s Aid services in Scotland. The report highlights the impact reduced and increasingly insecure levels of funding are having on domestic abuse support services for women and children.

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Publication | 20, 11, 2012

2012 Funding for Women's Aid in Scotland

Every year, we undertake a survey with our members to look at their funding situation and what this means in real terms. This year (1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012) we found that almost a third of Women’s Aid groups (30%) had to make cuts to their services as a result of reduced funding.

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Publication | 04, 05, 2015

A Widening Gap: Women and Welfare Reform

Since 2010, £26 billion worth of cuts have been made to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions. 85% of this has fallen on women’s incomes.


To coincide with the Welfare Reform Committee’s Inquiry on Women and Welfare Reform, Engender, together with Close the Gap, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Scottish Refugee Council and Scottish Women’s Aid, have published a report examining the impact of welfare reform on women in Scotland.

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Report | 13, 05, 2010

Analysis of Local Authority Gender Equality Schemes

The Gender Equality Duty requires public authorities to publish a Gender Equality Scheme (GES) which sets out the priorities and actions they will take to further gender equality. Local authorities in Scotland are required to publish revised GESs by the end of June 2010. SWA analysed current local authority GESs and identified the extent to which they did or did not include measures to tackle violence against women.

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Report | 05, 04, 2013

Annual Report 2011-2012. Celebrating 35 years.

Scottish Women’s Aid celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. Over the last 35 years we’ve worked hard to make positive changes on behalf of women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. We’ve lobbied for legislation, like the Matrimonial Homes Act and Forced Marriage Bill; we’ve worked to support the participation of children, young people and women in our work on CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery), Listen Louder and the National Outcomes Evaluation Project.

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Other Resource | 11, 02, 2013

Briefing paper on welfare reform and refuge accommodation

This briefing outlines the impact that some of the provisions introduced by the welfare reform programme will have on the future of refuge provision.

In September 2012 the UK Government announced that the housing costs of “supported exempt accommodation” (SEA) would sit outside Universal Credit. In December 2012 the UK Government confirmed that those living in SEA will not be subject to the size criteria (often referred to as the ‘bedroom tax’), and that housing costs would not be included in calculations of total benefit income under the benefit cap.

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Publication | 08, 09, 2016

Capping social housing rents: the impact on refuges in Scotland

Scottish Women's Aid research into housing benefit cuts (2016) and the impact on refuges in Scotland

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Carloway Report: Our response

As a result of the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the case of HMA v Cadder in October 2010, which radically changed Scottish criminal procedure regarding the questioning of detained subjects, the Scottish Government asked Lord Carloway to undertake a review of Scots criminal law and practice. The Carloway Report was published in November 2011 and recommended an extensive and radical package of reforms to modernise the Scottish criminal justice system, such as the removal of the requirement for corroboration.

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Publication | 22, 09, 2010

Census Day 2010

On the 22nd of September 2010, Women's Aid groups across Scotland took part in our second 24 hour census to identify how many women, children and young people were supported on that day, in refuge or through outreach services, across Scotland.

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Publication | 31, 12, 2011

Census Day 2011

On the 20th of September 2011, Women's Aid groups across Scotland took part in our third 24hour census to identify how many women, children and young people were supported on that day, in refuge or through outreach services, across Scotland.

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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 2013, 37 women and 22 children and young people asked for refuge accommodation, but Women's Aid were unable to find suitable spaces for 19 women and five children and young people (SWA 2013)

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