COSLA and Scottish Women’s Aid published a good practice note on Commissioning Domestic Abuse Services last week, marking the end of this year’s 16 days of activism to end violence against women campaign.

COSLA's Community Wellbeing Spokesperson Councillor Harry McGuigan said: "While our ultimate aim is to prevent violence against women in all its forms, the achievement of that vision remains a long way off. As a result, there is still a need for specialist services for survivors of domestic abuse and their families, and this document seeks to support councils in commissioning such vital services.  

The work aligns with COSLA’s commitment to Equally Safe: Scotland’s Strategy for Preventing and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls and is one of several valuable products of this work. We hope this guidance document can be of use to local authorities, providers and other agencies and we thank Scottish Women’s Aid for their continued efforts in this important area of work.

Download the Good Practice in Commissioning Domestic Abuse Services document.

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Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:46