Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill Published

The Scottish Government has published the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, introducing it in Parliament on 2nd October.  

The Bill creates additional protection for people who are at risk of domestic abuse, particularly where they are living with their abuser.

As well as introducing new orders and notices to provide short-term protections to fill identified gaps in law, the Bill also gives additional protection to people in social housing who experience domestic abuse. It introduces new legal provisions to allow social landlords to terminate the tenancy rights of someone who has been abusive to their partner or ex-partner, with the aim of preventing homelessness for people experiencing domestic abuse.  

You can read more about the new  Bill on the Scottish Parliament website.