A victim of domestic violence from the north-east has thanked those who helped her through the ordeal from the bottom of her heart.
The introduction of new domestic abuse legislation next week will be a “landmark moment” for Scotland, the First Minister has said.
A new law making psychological or emotional maltreatment a form of domestic abuse is likely to lead to a rise in cases going to court, Scotland’s top law officer has said.
A planned new law to boost the use of pre-recorded evidence of vulnerable witnesses in criminal trials is likely to be extended to cover child witnesses of domestic abuse.
Rising numbers of domestic abuse suspects are being released without restrictions after a steep fall in the use of police bail, a watchdog has revealed.
A council which approved a groundbreaking policy to support employees who are victims of domestic abuse has been praised for “leading the way”.
Child witnesses of domestic abuse should be included in a planned law to boost the use of pre-recorded evidence from vulnerable people in criminal trials, MSPs have said.
Domestic abuse victims will no longer face cross-examination by their abusers in family courts.
Domestic abuse in the north-east has risen by 40% in the past 10 years, with more than 12 incidents reported per day across the region.
Police officers, teachers and mental health workers in Aberdeen are to receive mandatory training on how to spot victims of forced marriage.
A programme helping men convicted of domestic abuse to change their behaviour is to improve, as figures revealed less then a third of Aberdeen men who started the course finished it.
Three men have been charged in connection with alleged domestic abuse offences following a crackdown on violence in the North-east.
A TOTAL of 23 people were taken into custody over the weekend in relation to domestic abuse incidents.
A UNIQUE scheme to help those affected by domestic abuse will be in operation in Aberdeen over the festive period.
A DOMESTIC abuse scheme which aims to cut offending was being rolled out across Scotland from today.
TWO men are expected to appear at court after a domestic abuse operation by police.
PEOPLE across the country will have the chance to check if their partner has a history of domestic violence after a successful trial in Aberdeen.