New Bill on non-physical domestic abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against those who psychologically abuse their partners using coercive and controlling behaviour has been published.
The bill creates a new statutory offence of domestic abuse that recognises the damage and hurt that non-physical abuse can cause.

Kara Brown, Director of YWCA Scotland, said, “We welcome this legislation as a critical tool to reduce stigma, raise understanding and encourage survivors of mental, financial and physical abuse to come forward.”

Read more:  http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/103883.aspx

 

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