Tackling violence against women and girls remains a priority for us and the partner agencies we work with to ensure that women and girls in the Scottish Borders are equally safe at home, at work and in the community. The Scottish Borders Equally Safe Strategy 2016-21 has been developed by the Violence Against Women Partnership to ensure that we work together locally to implement the key priorities set by the Scottish Government in the national “Equally Safe Strategy – Scotland’s Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls” (2015). Equally Safe gives the direction and the way forward to tackle gender based violence, shows how we can take direct action over the short, medium and long term, and shapes our thinking to prevent the long and enduring effects on our children and young people.
We wish to get your views on the priorities detailed in Equally Safe, as tackling gender based violence requires individuals, communities, service users, service providers and key stakeholders to work together to create a coordinated response and to ensure that those affected are afforded accessible and effective support.
Equally Safe asks us all to look at the drivers for violence, the evidence of what works and the resources required to achieve an “equally safe” society in the Scottish Borders.
We would like you to consider the survey questions; your responses will be used to shape the final Equally Safe Strategy and associated Delivery Plan.
You can leave your contact details if you wish a reply to your comments, these will not be shared by us. You may wish to comment anonymously, we welcome all responses.
Should you require a paper copy of the questions and the strategy please contact our Safer Communities team.
2 September 2016
01835 824000 ext 8242
Andrea Beavon - Violence Against Women (VAW) Co-ordinator