Domestic Abuse

Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week.

Everyone lives in a home, and housing organisations provide and maintain homes for millions of people. A home should provide safety and security, but for many people home is anything but safe because they are one of many victims of domestic abuse across the UK

The Association recently committed to Make a Stand against Domestic Abuse. Our Make a Stand pledge committed us to making to make four commitments to provide support for people experiencing domestic abuse. These are to:

    • Put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse,
    • Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website and in other appropriate places so that they are easily accessible for residents and staff,
    • Put in place an HR policy, or amend our existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse, and;
    • Appoint a champion at a senior level in our organisation to own the activity we are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuseFor anyone experiencing Domestic Abuse or wishing further information or support, the following contact information might be of use

A copy of our policy is available here

Domestic Abuse Policy

 

Below you will find detail of a range of support agencies who you can contact of you are experiencing domestic abuse

 

 

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  • Female victims – Women’s Aid, 54 Main St, Barrhead, Tel:0141 404 0015 or email info@wasl.org.uk

 

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  • Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline : 08088 027 1234 or www.sdafmh.org.uk

 

  • Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (free legal advice) 08088 010 789

 

  • Assist – Court Advocacy Service : 0141 353 0859
  • Hamat Gryffee Women’s Aid – Support for Women from BME Communities : 0141 353 0859
  • Fearless – Support for men and LGBT people 0333 188 4901
  • AMIS – Abused Men in Scotland 08088 000 024
  • Male victims – MALE http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/mens_advice.php.html
  • For information and advice for children and young people, please visit the Childline website http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx or telephone Childline free on 0800 1111

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims – Galop http://www.galop.org.uk/ and telephone number is 0800 999 5428