New domestic abuse laws in Scotland: More than 400 crimes recorded

More than 400 crimes have been recorded by Police Scotland in the first three months after a new domestic abuse law was introduced. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act criminalises the "coercive and controlling behaviours" of offenders. It created a single offence, carrying a maximum 14-year sentence, covering psychological, financial or sexual abuse. So far, 190 cases have been reported to the Crown Office with 13 convictions.

Funders Panel

24 Oct 2019 - 10:30
The Conference Room, Virgin Money Head Office Northern Rock House, Regent Centre Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4PL

Welfare Safety Net

The Work and Pensions Committee have released a report on the welfare safety net. They have cited the work research of Women's Budget Group and made reference to gender disparities.


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