At Wigtownshire Women’s Aid we strive to ensure that we treat all service users, staff and volunteers with respect and provide a positive and safe space to access services and work in. We are aware that there may be additional barriers to accessing support for people who identify as having a protected characteristic. These are:
- religion and belief
- lesbian, gay, bisexual
- transgender identity
- pregnancy and maternity
- marriage and civil partnership status.
Are there any of these that you believe would impact on you or the service that you receive that you would like to tell us about? If so, please let us know either via website, by telephoning 01776-703104 or calling at Wigtownshire Women’s Aid office at 22 Bellevilla Road, Stranraer, DG9 8ED or 87 Queen Street, Newton Stewart DG8 6JR.’
Women’s Aid groups are run by women for women, children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse from:
- Other family members
We provide information, support and safe refuge accommodation if you need it.
If you want to find out more about your options or simply want to talk in confidence, Women’s Aid can be contacted on:
Stranraer: 01776 703104 (24hr on call) or Newton Stewart: 01671 402403
Our new hours are:
Monday – Friday 9am – 9.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
If you are not sure if you are suffering from domestic abuse and you want to find out what domestic abuse is or what kind of support is available, please follow the links on our website to find out more information.
The Dumfries and Galloway Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) is responsible for the development of a local strategy to tackle domestic abuse and violence against women throughout the region.
Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland (DSDAS) scheme guidance Following the end of the 2 Scottish pilots of this version of what was referred to as “Clare’s Law” in England and Wales, and the impending roll-out of the Scheme across Scotland, SWA has been asked if there is public guidance available on this which groups can access. Police Scotland have advised that they are working on putting together an information ‘pack’ for partner agencies, but that there is some very general information on the Police Scotland website at the moment, for partners’ reference, that may help in the meantime.
It is your right to feel and be safe.