An Overview of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018
The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, which came into force as legislation on 1st April 2019, creates a specific offence of domestic abuse, strengthening the law and offering greater protection for those experiencing domestic abuse in all its forms.
This session is aimed at frontline staff who work directly with women, children and young people and who recognise that an understanding of coercive control and the new law will assist them in their work. The training has been developed in collaboration between Scottish Women’s Aid and trainers from the Women’s Aid network.
- Understand coercive control as a specific form of intimate partner abuse and the tactics and behaviours of perpetrators
- Understand the main components of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act and how to support women to report
- Apply the knowledge to their own work in supporting women, children and young people
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