Scottish Women's Aid in line for funding boost to support women psychologically abused by their partners
If the domestic abuse bill passes at Holyrood today, it will create new safeguards for women who have been a victim of psychological abuse and coercive behaviour
A SCOTTISH WOMEN’S charity will receive funding from the Scottish Government to help train staff on the new domestic abuse offence coming into force in Scotland.
Scottish Women’s Aid will receive 165,000 pounds that will go towards training materials to help staff to improve the understanding of psychological abuse or coercive control.
National domestic abuse helpline sees sharp rise in calls after Archers storyline
The drama's plot is being credited by charity chiefs has having increased awareness of the issues around coercion
THE national domestic abuse helpline has seen calls to its service increase by almost a fifth in a year and a storyline contained in BBC radio drama The Archers is being hailed as instrumental in the rise.
Anni Donaldson: Understanding coercive control and domestic abuse
Amid a storyline on The Archers radio programme, writer Anni Donaldson explains coercive control in abusive relationships and how people can seek help
THE ARCHERS' Helen Titchener really could use an independent domestic abuse advocate (IDA) right now.