Organisations helping women who have suffered domestic abuse are to get extra cash to help with the increase in demand for services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Only 53 per cent of respondents in a survey of elite athletes and coaches felt people behaving inappropriately in the high-performance programme face consequences for their actions.
Sexual offences against children in Scotland have increased by almost a third over the last five years, new figures show.
A teenager was subjected to a tirade of verbal abuse after she briefly lifted her face covering on a train so her deafblind sister could read her lips.
Labour peer Lord Boateng said he had “no recollection” of ever meeting paedophile Michael John Carroll or visiting the London children’s home he ran.
The phrase “it’s only a domestic” will be consigned to history, the Justice Secretary said, as the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill cleared its latest Commons hurdle.
A jailed former football coach was imprisoned for a further four years today after more victims emerged.
Sarah Jane Davidson met the man on dating website Plenty of Fish and the duo were together for two months before they separated.
Matthew Sinclair, 28, was caught after he left his mobile phone charging and a woman looked at its contents and found the messages on an app.
A north-east woman whose abusive partner attacked her while she was pregnant has bravely spoken out about the ordeal and the impact it has had on her life.
Brexit could diminish collaborative working between British and European partners around tackling online child sexual abuse and exploitation, an inquiry heard.
Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have been accused of failing to protect women – particularly those in the public eye – from abuse.
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbot has urged Twitter to take action over “highly offensive racist and misogynist” abuse on the platform after a major study found thousands of tweets disproportionately targeting black female politicians and journalists.
An north-east MSP has condemned figures that show more than 85% of roads workers have been subject to verbal or physical abuse.
The man at the centre of a video in which a dog is kicked and pulled by its lead has said he is “sorry” for what he did.
A sexual abuse victim today told how seeing footballers talking about their own ordeals gave him the courage to contact police.
Emmerdale will air a flashback episode delving into Charity Dingle’s past, focusing on the character being abused as a child.
A man who brutally attacked a woman because he could not find a matching pair of socks was today jailed for 38 months.
Twitter has updated the wording of its rules to make the reporting of hateful comments against disabled people easier following a campaign by a disability charity.
Almost one in three NHS staff members were abused by patients last year, according to new figures.
Bono has apologised after claims were made that workers at a charity he co-founded were subjected to a culture of bullying and abuse.
Aberdeen MP Ross Thomson tells of shock over level of ‘vicious and threatening’ abuse aimed at him via Twitter
An Aberdeen MP has spoken out about the “barrage of abuse” he receives online.
Katie Price will appear before MPs to give evidence about online abuse after her petition demanding the Government take action against internet trolls garnered more than 220,000 signatures.
A female TV producer has claimed she was groped by a Government official during a visit to 10 Downing Street.
Twitter suspending actor Rose McGowan has raised questions about when and why the platform decides to gag users.
A public inquiry investigating historic child abuse allegations at an Aberdeen children's home will start next year.
Coverage of new Scottish laws to prevent rape and abuse has been praised by Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford.
NHS Grampian staff are being sexually and racially abused at work, new figures have revealed.
An Aberdeen man who neglected his three dogs and left them fighting over food in his squalid flat was today jailed.
More than 350 people in the North-east have been hospitalised over the damaging mental health effect of drugs during the past five years.