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New joint protocol on domestic abuse launched

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams have launched a new Joint Protocol on domestic abuse.

The agreement commits Police Scotland and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service to a consistent and robust approach to domestic abuse and recognises the significant and enduring impact which domestic abuse can have on victims and children.

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The joint protocol launch was attended by (L-R): Marsha Scott, Scottish Women’s Aid, Katy Mathieson, Rape Crisis Scotland, Anne O’Reilly, Children 1st, Laura Thomson, AMIS, Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, Anne Marie Hicks, National Procurator Fiscal for Domestic Abuse, COPFS, ACC Mark Williams, Police Scotland, Mhairi McGowan, ASSIST, Aaron Slater, SACRO Fearless, Superintendent Sam McCluskey, Police Scotland.


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