Domestic Abuse

Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week.

Everyone lives in a home, and housing organisations provide and maintain homes for millions of people. A home should provide safety and security, but for many people home is anything but safe because they are one of many victims of domestic abuse across the UK

The Association recently committed to Make a Stand against Domestic Abuse. Our Make a Stand pledge committed us to making to make four commitments to provide support for people experiencing domestic abuse. These are to:

    • Put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse,
    • Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website and in other appropriate places so that they are easily accessible for residents and staff,
    • Put in place an HR policy, or amend our existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse, and;
    • Appoint a champion at a senior level in our organisation to own the activity we are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuseFor anyone experiencing Domestic Abuse or wishing further information or support, the following contact information might be of use:
    • Our policies are currently being finalised and will be made available on this page once approved.


  • Female victims – Women’s Aid, 54 Main St, Barrhead, Tel:0141 404 0015 or email


  • Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline : 08088 027 1234 or


  • Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (free legal advice) 08088 010 789


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