Here you will find blogs and information on support available during the pandemic, updates about our services, changes to the justice system and more.
Like other workplaces, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service have had to make changes to adapt to social distancing guidelines and to keep their staff and the public safe during the pandemic. This means that how the courts and tribunals operate has temporarily changed.
In this blog we describe some of things you can expect if your case was already in court or if you are considering taking your case to court.
Changes are happening all the time as the courts issue new processes and guidance. We will update the information here with any updates.
Last updated: 16 July 2020
We know that the ‘stay at home’ measures can feel particularly isolating if you are experiencing stalking.
There are many ways in which stalking can happen in this context and we have written about stalking behaviours and how to identify them here.
In this blog you will find a list of practical steps that might be useful in your situation and ways in which you can get help and support.
The most important thing to remember is that there are organisations you can reach out to during the pandemic if this is your experience.
Stalking is a form of abuse that is often misunderstood and minimised. The lack of awareness in our society means that stalking often goes under the radar.
The current ‘stay at home’ measures could increase or worsen stalking incidents because our movement has become restricted and our routines can be more easily monitored and/or predicted.
In this blog we reflect on how stalking behaviours can continue for women during the coronavirus pandemic.
We are working on ways to make our legal services more accessible under the current circumstances.
This is why we are now offering urgent legal appointments for the duration of the ‘stay at home’ measures against COVID-19/coronavirus.
Our Urgent Legal Appointments will happen by video call or telephone and will be available for women with an urgent issue who could benefit from tailored legal advice.
At the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, the wellbeing of our service users, volunteers, staff and their families is paramount. This is why, to prevent the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, we have made some adjustments to our services.
We know this can be a difficult time for women who are experiencing abuse, and we want to make sure they are still able to access our legal and advocacy services.
Monday 2 - 5 pm
Tuesday 6 - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 2 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm [CLOSED]
Thursday 5 - 8 pm