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Tackling Violence Against Women - Support for Elected Members and CPPs


Joanna McLaughlin

National Violence Against Women Co-ordinator

Tel. 01506 283785

Email Joanna


Laura James

National Cedar Co-ordinator

Tel. 01506 281334

Email Laura

Violence Against Women is an issue that affects all communities and we want to encourage members to become involved in tackling all forms of violence against women, as well as the attitudes and structures that perpetuate it.


The Improvement Service aims to make sure that elected members and community planning partnerships are up to date with developments and the challenges across Scotland by producing a range of briefings, promoting events, highlighting campaigns and presenting examples where multi-agency partnership working is making a difference in tackling violence against women.


We hope these resources will help to stimulate healthy, positive debate and discussion at a local level.


Current Briefings

Elected Member Briefing Note: Children, Young People and Domestic Abuse - Impact, Support and Recovery

Elected Member Briefing Note: Why Adopt a Gendered Analysis of Violence and Abuse

Elected Member Briefing Note: Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Elected Member Briefing Note: Engaging Men in Tackling Violence Against Women

Elected Member Briefing Note: Preventing and Eradicating Domestic Abuse


Masterclass Materials

Presentation: Engaging Men in Tackling Violence Against Women


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