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Publications & Resources

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Publication | 23, 06, 2017

Scottish Women’s Aid submission to the Local Government and Communities Committee

Read Scottish Women’s Aid's submission to the Local Government and Communities Committee | June 2017.

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Publication | 07, 02, 2017

Scottish Women's Aid's submission to the inquiry into supported housing funding reform

Scottish Women's Aid’s submission to the joint inquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee into the Government's funding reform for supported housing.

 

 

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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 | 19, 07, 2013

Research Report - Children and Young People Moving Home Because of Domestic Abuse

Funded by the Scottish Executive and commissioned by Scottish Women’s Aid, the research
explores the views, experiences and support needs of children and young people who have to
move home as a result of domestic abuse. The study builds on earlier research commissioned
by Scottish Women’s Aid (Edgar et al 2003) which graphically highlighted the often traumatic
process involved for women of leaving homes where there has been domestic abuse and the
sometimes convoluted routes to finding (or not finding) sustainable housing (Edgar et al

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Report | 31, 05, 2011

Research report on the use and effectiveness of exclusion orders

SWA commissioned research into the use of using the Matrimonial Homes Family Protection (Scotland) Act 1981. The focus of the research was to identify why women are not using exclusion orders as a remedy. The factors influencing these decision; along with the attitude and awareness of legal practitioners and the courts to the use of exclusion orders as a protection against domestic abuse, are highlighted and discussed in the report.

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Report | 30, 05, 2010

Research report on the use and effectiveness of exclusion orders (Summary)

Summary research report on the use of using the Matrimonial Homes Family Protection (Scotland) Act 1981.

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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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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, 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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Nearest SWA Group

Find your nearest Women's Aid group

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, 809 women and 319 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2013)

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