SafeLives Scotland

Find out about our work in Scotland and access many different resources aimed at professionals working in Scotland.

SafeLives has existed since 2005 but the work in Scotland specifically began in 2012 with the development of the Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy (Idaa) training, funded by Scottish government and delivered in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid and ASSIST.

Over the last 12 years, SafeLives Scotland have developed and grown to now cover four distinct workstreams;

  • Training
  • Safer, Sooner (multi-agency work in Scotland)
  • Domestic Abuse Court Advocacy Accreditation
  • Engagement and Authentic Voice

We benefit from invaluable support from research and project management colleagues, across some projects.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch:

Email Team Scotland

Authentic Voice Panel

Our Authentic Voice Panel embeds the authentic voice of Scottish survivors across systems, services and organisations in Scotland, to improve outcomes for all survivors of domestic abuse.


Take a look at our training aimed at practitioners in Scotland.

Safer, Sooner

Safer, Sooner is a programme that aims to improve the effectiveness of Maracs in Scotland.

Marac in Scotland

Access information about Scotland’s commitment to Marac as part of its Equally Safe Short-Life Delivery Plan for 2022-2023.

Whole Lives Scotland

Whole Lives Scotland is SafeLives’ three year programme that aimed to review and improve the support available for victims of domestic abuse in Scotland

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