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Publications & Resources

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Other Resource | 13, 08, 2004

Listen Louder DVD

Produced, scripted and directed by 44 children and young people in conjunction with the Media Co-op. Young people speak out about their own experiences and talk about the support that they find helpful.
The film highlights their incredible resilience and their ability to recover from their experiences of domestic abuse given the right kind of support.

A useful resource for all professionals likely to come into contact with children experiencing domestic abuse and an excellent training tool.

Report | 31, 12, 2004

Sustaining Tenancies following Domestic Abuse

This research investigates the duration of tenancies of women who have been rehoused because of domestic abuse and defines the key factors which determine whether tenancies will be sustained.

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Report | 31, 12, 2005

Substance Misuse and Domestic Abuse

Making Links
Conference report highlighting the links between domestic abuse and substance misuse, the challenges and opportunities for cross-sectoral work and explores the views of substance misusing women on service provision.

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Report | 31, 12, 2006

SWA Annual Report 2005-2006

Report of SWA's activities including training, partnerships, support to local groups, policy development, campaigns and research and financial statement.

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Publication | 31, 12, 2006

SWA Annual Statistics 2005-2006

Statistics collected from 39 local Women's Aid groups covering the period April 2006 to March 2007. Includes refuge request and outcome statistics by local authority area.

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Publication | 01, 01, 2007

What can contemporary gender theory contribute to understanding of violence in same sex relationships?

Argues that, far from excluding or overlooking abuse in same sex relationships, a gender-based analysis of domestic abuse and contemporary gender theory can assist considerably in our understanding of such abuse.

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Publication | 13, 08, 2007

Sanctuary Schemes

Describes what sanctuary schemes are, how they have been used by local authorities in England to support women in their own homes, and SWA's concerns.

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Report | 31, 12, 2007

Support Needs of Children and Young People who have to move because of Domestic Abuse

This research report explores the views, experiences and support needs of children and young people who have to move home as a result of domestic abuse. Considers how existing services for children and young people might be improved and factors which inform the process of building new services.

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Report | 31, 12, 2007

REM: Refuges' Evaluation Modelling

Describes the process for building a model for evaluating the effectiveness of women's refuges in the European Union.

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Report | 31, 12, 2007

Domestic abuse support services and the removal of ring fencing from Supporting People

Outlines the implications of removing ring fencing from Supporting People funding.

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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, 45 women and 25 children and young people asked for refuge accommodation, but Women's Aid groups were unable to find suitable spaces for 16 women and nine children and young people (SWA 2014)

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