A council which approved a groundbreaking policy to support employees who are victims of domestic abuse has been praised for “leading the way”.
Child witnesses of domestic abuse should be included in a planned law to boost the use of pre-recorded evidence from vulnerable people in criminal trials, MSPs have said.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on creating new orders to protect people from domestic abuse by being able to ban potential offenders from their homes.
Domestic abuse incidents recorded by police in Scotland have risen in the past year but the Justice Secretary says he is confident new laws will help tackle the crime.
PENSIONERS as old as 90 are among the hundreds of OAPs calling the police every year to report they are domestic abuse victims.
CROUCHED, terrified on a dank stairwell, cradling a crying child while her mother howled like a wounded animal from a floor above, is a memory that will never leave me or, I fear, her.
SCAPEGOATING football as a trigger for domestic violence risks trivialising the abuse, according to a study.
THREE men who were beaten by abusive partners have broken their silence in a bid to save a lifeline service.
A scheme aimed at tackling domestic abuse by encouraging perpetrators to change their behaviour is to be expanded across Scotland.
MSPs have backed a bill which will criminalise psychological domestic abuse.
The silent victims: Two brave women speak out to reveal shocking extent of Scotland’s hidden domestic abuse
WOMEN who are victims of rape in relationships are more likely to stay silent about their attacks and are part of Scotland’s hidden shame of domestic abuse.