The independent strategic review of funding and commissioning of violence against women and girls services: call for evidence

Date: 7th July 2022
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

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Closing date: 15th August 2022 (extended)

Scottish Government will use the evidence gathered via the strategic review to develop a new funding model that will ensure high quality, accessible specialist services across Scotland for those experiencing any form of violence against women and girls.

This call for evidence is being issued to the public to help gather evidence on a number of key topics including:

  • The types of services that should be available for women, children and young people experiencing any form of violence against women and girls
  • Who should provide these services
  • Whether access to services for those experiencing violence against women and girls should be a right in law
  • How barriers to services can be removed
  • How the quality of services can be ensured across Scotland
  • Whether services and providers should be based on local need
  • Action that should be taken to address unmet need and regional disparities
  • How to include those who have experienced violence against woman and girls in the co-design/evaluation of services
  • The optimum length of funding periods to ensure sustainability of services
  • Requirements around funding application processes
  •  Action that should be taken to reduce/mitigate the impacts of violence against women and girls in Scotland

Find out more about this consultation here.