Scotland: new resource to help people experiencing domestic abuse

18 September 2020

A new online learning tool has been created for professionals working in sectors such as health, social work and education.

The Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool (DAART) aims to improve professionals’ understanding of coercive controlling behaviours, and where they can direct people for further assistance.

DAART has been developed in partnership with stakeholders by the domestic abuse charity, SafeLives, and has received £10,000 from the Scottish Government. It aims to provide a basic introduction to the topic, which can be supplemented by further specialist training.

Lucy McDonald, from SafeLives in Scotland, said: ‘We know that victims and survivors will encounter different agencies, such as health and social care, and this tool will help professionals from those agencies have the skills and knowledge to provide support and empathy.’

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