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Together we can end violence against women and girls : a strategy

Document setting out the UK Government's approach to tackling violence against women and girls. It is an approach which moves beyond just the criminal justice system and includes roles for all relevant public sector organisations such as central government departments, local government and the voluntary sector.

Rape Crisis Scotland website

The Rape Crisis Scotland national office was set up to support the work of our centres and to help the rape crisis movement grow and develop and improve services to women across Scotland.

2008-09 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey - Partner Abuse

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS)1 is a large-scale continuous survey measuring adults’ experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on, annually, 16,000 in-home face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland.

Violence and what to do about it : the WAVE report 2005

Report exploring the causes and costs of all types of violence in the UK, looking at the interventions which have proved effective in tackling violence and discussing what more can be done to reduce violence in society.

National accommodation strategy for young people displaying sexually harmful behaviour: good practice working document

Guidance document laying out the arrangements which should be implemented to manage the risks presented by young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour and who are living independently but not being managed within MAPPA. It also acts as a framework for effective multi-agency working between agencies involved with this group, especially social workers and housing providers.

Sex offender community notification in Scotland

This briefing reviews some of the recent developments relating to the management of registered sex offenders in Scotland. It focuses on processes of information sharing between responsible authorities and third parties, deemed necessary as part of an overall risk management strategy.

World report on violence and health

Report examining the magnitude and impact of violence throughout the world, identifying the key risk factors for violence, looking at the types of intervention and policy responses which have been attempted and how effective they have been and making recommendations for action at local, national and international level.

A resource for developing sexual assault referral centres: revised national service guide

Guide listing and describing the minimum elements essential for providing high quality sexual assault referral centres for victims of sexual violence and sexual abuse in England, including forensic medical examination.

Keeping children safe: what we all need to know to protect our children

Document offering information and advice on the nature of child abuse and how to recognise and prevent it. It highlights the signs to look out for in children and what to do if child abuse is suspected.