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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.

No Home for Domestic Abuse

West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first social landlord in Scotland to introduce a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within its properties. The Council has introduced measures which will ensure victims have immediate access to…West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first social landlord in Scotland to introduce a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within its properties.

Childhood Trauma – The Domestic Abuse ACE

This is a level 2 training that explores and examines the traumatic impact of domestic abuse on children and young people. The training is underpinned by Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE’s) research and explores domestic abuse through a trauma…

FREE - CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) Co-facilitator training

If you have an interest in learning new skills to deliver therapeutic group work within a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Theoretical Framework and support CYP and Mothers in their recovery from domestic abuse then this one day training could be for…

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…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…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.

Council adopts zero tolerance stance on domestic abuse

West Dunbartonshire Council has become the first social landlord in Scotland to introduce a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse within its properties.The Council has introduced measures which will ensure victims have immediate access to practical help and specialist legal assistance and support following any incident of domestic abuse. In addition the local authority  will use the full scope of…

Fifteen victims of domestic abuse supported in first weeks of new initiative

Fifteen victims of domestic abuse have come forward to request help from West Dunbartonshire Council in the first weeks of a groundbreaking new initiativeThe No Home for Domestic Abuse approach introduced strict new enforcement provisions which will see perpetrators removed from the family home in a bid to put a stop to abuse offences in Council properties. As well as helping 15 victims, housing…

‘No Home for Domestic Abuse’ goes a step further with national pledge

West Dunbartonshire Council has taken its No Home for Domestic Abuse campaign a step further by pledging even more support for victims.Last week, the groundbreaking campaign - the first of its kind in Scotland - introduced strict new tenancy rules to protect victims of domestic violence. And now the Council has become the first local authority to sign up to the Make a Stand…

Council signs pledge in support of 16 Days of Action

West Dunbartonshire Council have pledged their commitment to raising awareness of domestic abuse by signing a pledge to mark the start of 16 Days of Action.Council’s Chief Executive, Joyce White and Domestic Abuse Champion, Caroline McAllister, supported by Elected Members and senior officers signed the White Ribbon pledge to raise awareness of gender based domestic violence and promising never to…

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…