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Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill - Equality Impact Assessment

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill - Equality Impact Assessment

Friday, May 19, 2017

ISBN: 9781786529824

This is an analysis of the impact that the provisions contained in the Bill will have on Equality.

Executive Summary

The Equality Impact Assessment demonstrates that there are no potentially negative impacts to equality groups resulting from the creation of a specific criminal offence of domestic abuse.

The findings of this Equality Impact Assessment highlight that members of certain equality groups are at greater risk of experiencing domestic abuse, and that there are particular forms of abuse that are either specific to, or more likely to be experienced by, people with certain protected characteristics.