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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, mental, financial and sexual abuse.Leave site to cover your tracks Domestic Abuse Helpline Call 0808 2000 247 or in emergency dial 999Domestic violence advice. In an emergency dial 999 for immediate assistance.Find out where to get help and support if you're experiencing physical or emotional abuse or violence.

Help for children and young people

Leave site to cover your tracks CEDAR Project- Children experiencing domestic abuse recovery project Domestic Abuse includes: Emotional, Physical, Mental, Financial and Sexual. Has your family experienced any of the above?  If so, and you are a…Free and confidential service for children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse.Free and confidential service for children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse.

Women's safety and support service

Leave site to cover your tracks For women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse where there has been a court referral, or you or a partner is receiving a criminal justice social work service. The women's safety support…Experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse where there has been a court referralFor women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse where there has been a court referral.

Information for workers

Leave site to cover your tracks Workers who are supporting women and their children who may be affected by Domestic Abuse can speak to a CARA worker for information on the referral process.  CARA seeks to empower women and encourages workers to…Supporting women and their children who may be affected by Domestic Abuse.Workers who are supporting women and their children who may be affected by Domestic Abuse can speak to a CARA worker for information on the referral process.

Men's Advice Line

Leave site to cover your tracks The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. The Men's Advice Line offers emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services for…A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence.The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence.

Help for women

Leave site to cover your tracks CARA (Challenging and Responding to Abuse) Are you experiencing or have experienced any of the following: Domestic Abuse (including emotional, physical, financial or sexual abuse) Childhood Sexual Abuse Rape/Sexual…Domestic violence help for women and children.Domestic violence help for women and children - talk to someone the CARA service offers free and confidential service for all women, children and young people within West Dunbartonshire.

Support for LGBT

Support groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  For information, support contact any of the following agencies. CARA - Challenging and responding to domestic abuse Tel: 01389 738595 Tel: 01389 738278 LGBT domestic abuse project…Information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.Information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Support groups and refuges

Leave site to cover your tracks Local Support Groups for women, children and young people experiencing violence within the home or/an intimate relationship.  For information, support contact any of the following agencies. Dumbarton Women's Aid…Local support groups for women, children and young people experiencing violence within the home or/an intimate relationship.Local support groups for women, children and young people experiencing violence within the home or/an intimate relationship.

Advice and Information Services

There are many advice and information services for young people in West Dunbartonshire.The following list does not include all of these and is meant as a guide to the services available. Careers advice Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland's national skills body. They provide a wide variety of information, advice and tools…Advice and information services for young people in West Dunbartonshire.

What to expect

If you find yourself homeless, or about to be, the following will explain what you should expect: Assessment of Homelessness If you think you are homeless, or about to be, and you contact West Dunbartonshire Council to request advice or…If you find yourself homeless, or about to be, the following will explain what you should expect.

Council worker wins journalism prize

A West Dunbartonshire Council worker has won a top journalistic prize for an article on domestic abuse at a Scottish Parliament ceremony. Anni Donaldson, who is the lead officer for the West Dunbartonshire Violence Against Women Partnership, was…A West Dunbartonshire Council worker has won a top journalistic prize for an article on domestic abuse at a Scottish Parliament ceremony.

Unique service helps more than 300 vulnerable women

A unique Council service, the first of its kind in Scotland, has helped more than 300 domestic abuse victims and vulnerable women in the criminal justice system.The service supports both women experiencing domestic abuse and women involved in the criminal justice system who are experiencing or are survivors of gender based violence and abuse. The Women's Support Service recently won the prestigious Adults…A unique Council service, the first of its kind in Scotland, has helped more than 300 domestic abuse victims and vulnerable women in the criminal justice system.

Queen’s award for dedicated volunteers

Three West Dunbartonshire volunteers have been honoured by the Queen for their service to the community. Mary Burch, Willie Crowe and George Troup were among those listed in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list, and have now received their…

Councillors asked to approve new homeless strategy

The number of homeless people in West Dunbartonshire has fallen by 18% in the last three years, councillors will hear.A report set to be presented to the Housing and Communities Committee on February 1 details the decrease in homeless presentations and outlines plans to help drive down the figures further by offering additional support to help prevent residents…The number of homeless people in West Dunbartonshire has fallen by 18% in the last three years, councillors will hear.

Residents asked for their views on allocations policy

Residents in West Dunbartonshire are being asked for their views on how the Council allocates its homes. The Council is keen to hear residents’ views on a range of issues including the allocation of housing points and whether tenants should be…

Council approves dynamic budget with investment in schools, jobs and elderly care

West Dunbartonshire Council has rejected the Government's austerity programme and approved a budget that invests heavily in schools, jobs and elderly care. The Administration today agreed to accelerate £35m of funding to upgrade existing…

Safety first for local youngsters

Nearly 1,000 local children have witnessed exploding fat fryers and other hazards on a training course designed to keep them safe as they grow older. From drug and alcohol awareness to knife crime and fire safety, there was little the…Nearly 1,000 local children have witnessed exploding fat fryers and other hazards on a training course designed to keep them safe as they grow older.