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Tackling Violence Against Women - Current Projects


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Self-assessment in Community Planning Partnerships


Elected Member Briefing Notes

Joanna McLaughlin

National Violence Against Women Co-ordinator

Tel. 01506 283785

Email Joanna


Laura James

National Cedar Co-ordinator

Tel. 01506 281334

Email Laura

Equally Safe Quality Standards and Performance Framework

The Improvement Service has worked in partnership with the Scottish Government, COSLA and the National VAW Network to develop a set of quality standards and performance indicators for local Violence Against Women Partnerships. They can be used to measure, demonstrate and improve the activities they are undertaking at a local level to address violence against women and girls and the impact this work is having.


The Equally Safe Quality Standards and Performance Framework have now been published - read more about the resource and access it in full here. The VAW Team at the Improvement Service also hosted a webinar on 22 May 2018 to introduce the document and take questions about the resource, you can listen to the full webinar here.


VAW Partnership Self-Assessment

The Improvement Service has worked with the National VAW Network and other stakeholders to develop a VAW Partnership Checklist, based on research, evidence and good practice on effective, outcome-focussed partnership working.


As part of our current funding from the Scottish Government, we are able to support VAW Partnerships to undertake self-assessments of their partnerships using this Checklist and to develop an improvement plan, based on the strengths and weaknesses identified by the members of the Partnership.


If you would be interested in being involved in any of these projects, please contact



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