MSPs stood to applaud domestic abuse survivors in the public gallery after the bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament on the 1st of February 2018.

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Domestic Abuse Bill passed in the Scottish Parliament
Domestic Abuse training
Children’s Rights and the UNCRC in Scotland
European day for Victims of Crime
The Gathering

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Impact of Crime (10:00 – 16:30) 5th March 2018
Domestic Abuse (9.30 – 16:30) 7th March 2018
Victims of Sexual Crime (09:30 – 16:30) 9th March 2018
Hate Crime (9.30 – 16.30) 12th March 2018
Children’s Rights and the UNCRC in Scotland (10.00 – 13.00) 28th March 2018
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Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament

Michael Matheson the Justice Secretary ended the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill debate with the powerful words of a domestic abuse survivor.

The new definition of domestic abuse will cover both physical and non-physical abuse.  The inclusion of non-physical abuse recognises the full spectrum of domestic abuse and the complex dynamics inherent in this crime, including psychologically coercive and controlling behaviour.

It is expected that the creation of a statutory offence of domestic abuse and the inclusion of non-physical aspects of domestic abuse, including that of psychological harm will greatly increase the opportunity for legal redress for victims, and strengthen the criminal justice response to domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse Training

This is an open training course for anyone to attend who may have a professional or personal interest in domestic abuse. The course will now include changes under the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill which includes:
Domestic Abuse and the inclusion of “Coercive Behaviour”
Encouraging Victims to come forward
Law Restricted to Partners and ex partners
Aggravation in relation to a child
Domestic Abuse (9.30 – 16:30) 7th March 2018

Children’s Rights and the UNCRC in Scotland awareness training

As a charity working with the public Victim Support Scotland has an obligation to make our staff aware of the UNCRC and Children’s rights in Scotland. We launched our UNCRC training in January within our organisation and feedback from our staff shows this training achieves the learning outcomes in an engaging style.
If you work in an organisation providing public services this is an ideal way to learn about Children’s Rights and the UNCRC in Scotland and to consider how you can support children and young people to exercise there rights.

Children’s Rights and the UNCRC in Scotland (10.00 – 13.00) 28th March 2018

Learn about Children’s Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child when you attend our open training course.

European Day for Victims of Crime 2018

This year for Victims Day Victim Support Scotland is looking to build on the success of the Hate Crime conference and our Hate Crime training course launched last year and host a national event focusing on the challenges faced by the LGBT community in relation to Hate Crime on 22nd February. The messages from this national event will also be taken out to our local services across Scotland with the intention of encouraging connections with local LGBT projects and groups in those areas.

If this is an area of interest for you please click here to view information about our next Hate Crime training course taking place on the 8th of March in Glasgow.


The Gathering

VSS training have a stall at The Gathering this year and we are going to be sharing some interesting statistics around about Hate Crime. We will be offering the opportunity to win some free places on our training courses. It would be great to see you there!
Organised every year by SCVO, The Gathering is the largest free third sector event in the UK, a place for all the amazing people working in the third sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other.
With a bustling marketplace with over 100 exhibitors, and a packed programme featuring more than 60 workshops, seminars and training sessions over two days, it’s also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the third sector in Scotland to come along and get involved.
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