Domestic Abuse #itseveryonesissue

silhouette-woman-profileHow we improve our response to issues around Domestic Abuse is being tackled in 2 consultations currently being held in Scotland.

Those who are directly involved in protecting people at high risk of violence and who are working in partnership with others to ensure that interventions are early and effective are being asked to respond to this consultation:

Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse

It closes on 1st of April 2019.

Another consultation is seeking views on new protective orders to keep people at risk of domestic abuse safe by banning perpetrators from their homes.

It closes on 29th of March 2019.

You can access the documents and respond to the consultation here:

Consultation on protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse

The Scottish Parliament passed a Domestic Abuse Bill which became an Act on 9th of March 2018.

One of the important changes in it was the recognition of Coercive Control as a means of abuse.

Coercive Control and Psychological Abuse

Orkney Rape and Sexual Assault Service 

Sexual violence affects more people in our community that we imagine. Confidential support and advocacy for anyone from age 13. Whether recent or long ago. Whether you report or choose not to. We believe you.

Mon – Fri 9.30-4.30pm

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline 08088 01 03 02 6pm till midnight

Women’s Aid Orkney 

01856 877900





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