The Scottish police recorded 65,252 incidents of domestic abuse in 2020-2021, an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. The impact of the pandemic has created difficulties for the safety of victim- survivors and the prosecution of perpetrators.
Our Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the Domestic Abuse Act 2018 and the Domestic Abuse Protection Act 2021, what implications it has for changing practice across all sectors and gives you practical guidance on how to meet your statutory duties and improve practice in your local area.
Through a series of expert-led interactive sessions, you will go back to your organisation armed with an understanding of the next steps and practical tools for securing aid for victim-survivors.
With both an academic and practical background, I have over 15years experience of working within the gender based violence and sexual abuse sector, specialising in Domestic Abuse. I am an Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate and specialist trainer and have worked with and alongside some of the most influential charities and organisations in Scotland such as Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and SafeLives. I am passionate about supporting the eradication of GBV and look to empower others to understand the dynamics of abuse and the appropriate responses to it.
I have worked in the housing field since 1988 working for both Dunfermline District Council and Fife Council.
I have been very lucky in having a career which has combined managing Area Housing Teams and working on large scale service change projects. Some of the projects I have been involved in are – developing a new Housing Allocations policy, developing Housing Options Advice models for use across the Council, developing and getting Care Inspectorate registration for Housing Support services.
In recent years I have been the Councils Service Manager for Housing, Health & Social Care. This involves ...