domestic abuse

First conviction obtained under new Domestic Abuse Scotland Act

A man has pleaded guilty to offences under the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act, the first conviction since the new law was introduced on 1 April 2019.

Published 30 May 2019

Domestic Abuse Act comes into force

New legislation that criminalises psychological domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour has come into force today.

Published 1 April 2019

Caroline Gillespie: Domestic abuse law makes strides with new act

Caroline Gillespie reflects on the development of the law on domestic abuse as new legislation comes into force today.

Published 1 April 2019

Public education campaign to spread awareness of new domestic abuse laws

A public education campaign aims to help a new law making psychological or emotional maltreatment a form of domestic abuse in Scotland.

Published 25 March 2019

South Ayrshire Council first council in Europe to give staff 'safe leave'

A Scottish council is the first in Europe to give its employees who have suffered domestic abuse "safe leave".

Published 13 February 2019

Garry Sturrock: Toughening stance on prosecution of domestic abuse

Garry Sturrock looks at the effects Scotland's new domestic abuse legislation will have on the law.

Published 8 February 2019