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Tackling Violence Against Women - Current Projects


Joanna McLaughlin

National Violence Against Women Co-ordinator

Tel. 01506 283785

Email Joanna


Tanya Kilgower

National Cedar Co-ordinator

Tel. 01506 283839

Email Tanya


Madeleine Gillan

Project Officer

Tel. 01506 281926

Email Madeleine

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 will be published in Spring 2018 and will be rolled out across all local authorities in 2018/19.


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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