Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. A sharp rise in the number of domestic abuse reports relating to women targeting men has sparked concern among authorities in Fife. Agencies in the region are probing if lockdown restrictions have contributed to the spike … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Lockdown spike in ‘woman on man’ domestic abuse attacks in Fife
Reported by Fife Today – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Fife Council highlighted the issue of domestic abuse as part of Scottish Housing Day yesterday. 11% of homeless people are forced into this situation because of domestic abuse and household disputes, with 4,436 incidents of domestic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: Fife Council to shine a light on domestic abuse
A new online resource is being made available to help support people experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse.
Fife’s key workers have reported increasing racial abuse and vandalism since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.
LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse are being forced to stay with their perpetrators because no refuge spaces are available, a leading charity has found.
Use of a police scheme to find out whether a partner has an abusive past has risen by almost a fifth since lockdown began.
Two new legal surgeries for women who have experienced abuse will open this month.
A support network which aims to help victims of domestic violence has been given a major funding boost.
All judges and sheriffs in Scotland will be given specific training on domestic abuse, it has been announced.
Despite progress, experts say systemic change is needed to ensure domestic abuse survivors do not feel “let down” by the courts
Fife Council is set to benefit from millions of pounds of government funds to tackle domestic violence.
Police officers are set to receive specialist training to identify controlling behaviour. Scotland’s new Domestic Abuse Act, which will be introduced next year, will make controlling and coercive behaviours a crime.
The Scottish Government is making £2.8m available to councils across Scotland to help combat domestic abuse.