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Saje Scotland and domestic abuse support

EDM (Early Day Motion) 395: tabled on 28 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the work of domestic abuse charity Saje Scotland to protect and support women who have been or are being domestically abused in Fife; understands that Saje Scotland aim to motivate, encourage and enable survivors of domestic abuse to live independently, without fear of abuse, harm or coercion, and to reduce victimisation and prevent re-victimisation by equipping survivors with the right knowledge and tools; further understands that Saje Scotland provide this important service through unique programmes and complementary services such as the Freedom Programme and the Toolkit for Life; notes that the support Saje Scotland provides often results in women removing themselves and their children from harmful situations, thereby reducing the impact on health and social care services; further notes that an external Social Return on Investment evaluation estimated that this work had resulted in a saving of £430,148 to public services; pays credit to the Saje Scotland team for supporting over 18,000 people over the years; expresses concern that some of Saje Scotland’s funding streams have ended, putting the service at risk; and hopes that alternative funding can be sought quickly to secure the future of this vital service so it can continue to support victims of domestic abuse across Fife.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.