Domestic Abuse

Written by
Alan Mairs
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Fearless has successfully completed an external accreditation process with SafeLives. The ‘Leading Lights’ programme is an accreditation process that assesses domestic abuse victim services across four key areas: service provision; multi-agency working; HR; and governance.

Written by
Alan Mairs

Sacro will partner with the UK national charity SafeLives and other agencies to train 14,000 Police Scotland officers in identifying controlling behaviours to support the introduction of the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act.

Controlling and coercive behaviours are a significant factor of domestic abuse.

The new Act, due for implementation in early 2019, criminalises these controlling behaviours for the first time in Scotland.

Written by
Alan Mairs
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Bright Choices, a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and the Multicultural Family Base (MCFB) is pleased to announce its lead role in supporting this year’s UN Women Campaign: ’16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence’.

Written by
Alan Mairs
www.fearless.scot

Fearless, the national support service for survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland has launched a new website. The site www.fearless.scot offers information and resources on the service and allows users to make a referral online. 

The service works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations. 

Written by
Alan Mairs

A new approach to supporting the hidden victims of domestic abuse in Scotland has today (20 March) received a cash boost of £869,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Sacro will roll out the FearLess project in 18 of Scotland’s local authorities combining a domestic abuse helpline with intensive one to one support and mentoring. This will include a range of practical and emotional support including help with accommodation, personal finances, creating a personal safety plan, education, training and employment.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Positive Intervention Programme

Sacro’s pilot Positive Intervention Programme is coming towards the end of its first year working with men with abusive behaviour, in Glasgow and North Ayrshire. 
 
The programme is aimed at men whose abusive behaviour towards their female partner has not yet resulted in them being charged or prosecuted. This allows the programme to engage with men across the whole spectrum of abusive behaviour and does not concentrate wholly on violence. 
 

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