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Petition by Alison Waugh  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1307  
Petition by Alison Waugh and Jackie Walls calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that all publicly funded action (campaigns, publications, action plans, projects, training programmes, etc.) on domestic abuse/violence are overhauled to fully acknowledge the extent to which men are at the receiving end and to address the needs of male victims and their children.  
Petitioner: Alison Waugh  
Number of signatures: 409  
Date lodged: 15 January 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1307 
Summary:

Written Questions for PE1307  

Written Submissions for PE1307  

26 January 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Alison Waugh and John Forsyth and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Victim Support Scotland, Law Society, Scottish Women's Aid, The Samaritans, Mankind Initiative, Children 1st, a selection of police forces (Grampian, Fife, Strathclyde and Lothian and Borders) and a selection of local authorities (Highland, Fife, Glasgow and Edinburgh) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 26 January 2010 

18 May 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 18 May 2010 

5 October 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 26 January 2010" 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

22 February 2011 :   The Committee agred to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the petition has raised awareness of this issue resulting in the gathering of written material from a number of bodies and led to the continued funding of the Men's Advice Line until 2012. Furthermore, the Scottish Government has set out various actions taken to increase awareness of male domestic abuse and future educational material from it on domestic abuse will include the experiences of women, men and children. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011" 

 
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