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Introduction for Professionals

Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership

Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership (SDAP) is a multi-agency partnership working together to tackle and address Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence throughout the isles by:

  • Developing and implementing the Shetland Domestic Abuse Strategy

  • Providing a forum for information / best practice sharing and service coordination across Shetland

  • Keeping abreast of national strategies and initiatives and applying them to the local situation

  • Organising training for people working in the field of Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence

  • Raising awareness of Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence and what can be done to prevent it

Partner Organisations

Current members of Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership:

  • Shetland Women's Aid
  • NHS Shetland
  • Police Scotland
  • Rape Crisis Shetland
  • Survivors of Sexual Childhood Abuse Information and Resources (SSCHAIR)
  • Police Scotland
  • Hjaltland Housing Association
  • Anderson and Goodlad Solicitors
  • Shetland Islands Council
    - Adult and Child Protection
    - Housing
    - Criminal Justice Social Work
    - Community Planning and Development (Admin Support)

Contact

Domestic Violence and abuse can affect anyone, both women and men regardless of their age or where they are from. It is essential that professionals who may encounter victims of domestic violence as part of their professional work have an understanding of the dynamics, and of the options available to practitioners and victims to deal with this issue. If you are a professional and would like more information about services in Shetland please email Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership

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.

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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