July 2020. Domestic Abuse. Appendix 7 of this Independent CRIA is a children’s rights impact assessment on the effect of coronavirus laws and policies on the incidence of domestic abuse, reporting of domestic abuse and the ability of the justice system to handle domestic abuse cases.
This preliminary research study examines current practices and procedures in child contact proceedings where there is domestic abuse, from a children’s rights perspective.
As part of the Power Up/Power Down project with Scottish Women’s Aid we asked young people to tell us the qualities they thought an adult needed in order to be great at listening to them— then used them to create this postcard of a super listener.
Former Commissioner Tam Baillie comments on draft proposals around creating a specific offence of ‘abusive behaviour in relation to a partner or ex-partner.’
Previous Commissioner Tam Baillie responds to the Public Petitions Committee around a petition on Section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.
Previous Commissioner Tam Baillie’s response to the Justice Committee around the newly introduced Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill.
Our response makes clear why we support the use of temporary, short term protective orders as an appropriate and proportionate way of ensuring children are protected from the impact of domestic abuse.