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Domestic Abuse Bill/Act Training Funding: FOI release

Published: 15 May 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
15 May 2019
Domestic Abuse Bill/Act Training Funding: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900001049
Date received: 3 Apr 2019
Date responded: 2 May 2019
Information requested
  • Which organisations were provided by the Scottish Government with training funding for the Domestic Abuse Bill/Act with the organisations associated with the female sex, and what was this funding?
  • Which organisations were provided by the Scottish Government with training funding for the Domestic Abuse Bill/Act with the organisations associated with the male sex, and what was this funding?
  • Which organisations were provided by the Scottish Government for training for the Domestic Abuse Bill/Act with the organisations associated with intersex/non-binary people and what was this funding?
Response

Scottish Government agreed to provide Police Scotland with additonal funding of £825,000 for over 14,000 police officers and support staff to support the implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018. The same funding was also used to develop a self-completion e-learning package on the new legislation which has been made available to all 22,000 staff. The funding was announced by the Scottish Government and Police Scotland, please find the respective news releases at: https://news.gov.scot/news/police-prepare-for-new-domestic-abuse-crime  and https://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2018/may/safelives-deliver-police-domestic-abuse-training    

Following a competitive procurement process Police Scotland identified SafeLives as the successful bidder to develop and deliver the training. The process recognised that the proposed provider was the candidate which most satisfactorily met the requirements of the Invitation to Tender, giving the panel the greatest confidence in successful delivery to support effective implementation of the legislation.

The Scottish Government provided Scottish Women’s Aid £166,000 to support the implementation of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 to develop bespoke training materials for Scottish Women’s Aid staff and training resources for use by other relevant organisations and local communities. Please find funding announcement at: https://news.gov.scot/news/funding-for-scottish-womens-aid.

The Scottish Government provides core funding to third sector organisations to deliver services for
victims of crime including domestic abuse which may include training.

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