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Domestic Abuse & Gender Based Violence

This website aims to:

 

  • Support anyone who is experiencing or at risk of violence / abuse by providing information and contact details for local and national services that can help

  • Change attitudes towards Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence which will encourage changed behaviour

  • Provide a comprehensive information resource for professionals working in the fields of Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence in Shetland

For Everyone:

Domestic Abuse

This section explains what domestic abuse is and where you can get help.

Gender Based Violence

This section explains what Gender Based Violence is and how we can all work to eradicate it.

I Need Help

This section details the support available for anyone, male or female, affected by Domestic Abuse or GBV, with links to agencies focussed on LGBT issues and help for children and young people.

For Professionals:

Introduction for Professionals

This section provides general information aimed at people working in the field of Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence, but may be of wider interest.

MARAC

This section gives information on the MARAC procedure and associated documents.

Resources and Links

This section highlights useful resources and links for professionals.

Training and Events

This section gives details of upcoming professional training and events.

Over 100 cases of domestic abuse take place in Shetland every year, with 134 recorded in 2015-16. There are around 60,000 cases recorded in Scotland annually - that is one every ten minutes. Domestic Abuse affects people across our community regardless of sex, race, age, religion, sexuality, income or lifestyle.

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Domestic abuse is unacceptable and you have a right to be safe. You do have options and there are people who can help you.

These are the phone numbers and weblinks:

POLICE
In an emergency dial 999
Tel: 101 - Non Emergency calls
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SHETLAND WOMEN'S AID
Tel: 01595 692070
Help for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. May be able to offer safe and secure accommodation for you and your children
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SHETLAND RAPE CRISIS
Tel: 01595 745078 / 07570 062362
Free and confidential information,advocacy and support for anyone in Shetland aged 13 and over affected by any form of sexual violence.
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VICTIM SUPPORT SHETLAND
Tel: 01595 744524
Free and confidential emotional and practical assistance for victims of crime and information about the criminal justice system.
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24 HOUR DOMESTIC ABUSE AND FORCED MARRIAGE HELPLINE
Tel: 0800 027 1234
Free confidential support for people who have experienced domestic abuse.
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MEN'S ADVICE LINE
Tel: 0808 801 0327 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence or abuse.
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