Policies that impact on women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

Women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse must be able to access safe and secure accommodation, specialist services, participate in decisions that impact on them and have their experiences and voices heard.

We work hard so that that national and local policy relating to domestic abuse ensures the safety of women, children and young people and holds perpetrators to account. We believe that the impacts, dynamics and causes of domestic abuse should be taken into consideration when services and public bodies are working with women, children and young people, particularly in relation to issues such as welfare, contact arrangements and housing.

We do this by listening to what our members tell us, hearing from women and children themselves and through our 38 years of experience working on this issue.

This may mean taking part in discussions, responding to consultations, hosting meetings or attending events.

Read our consultation responses.

Read more about what we do in this section.

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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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