is about power and control, with an abuser doing all they can to gain power and control over their victim.
"It will avoid domestic abuse
being considered or treated as an anti-social issue".
The guide encourages landlords to develop a domestic abuse
housing policy for tenants which prevents homelessness and addresses the housing needs of women and children who experience domestic abuse
Mr Hart and his brother Ryan came together to form CoCo Awareness - an organisation which gives talks on domestic abuse
and violence towards women and children.
"i am proud scotland is leading the way with this groundbreaking legislation, which uniquely recognises the effect of domestic abuse
on child victims as well as adults."
In addition, 900k has been allocated to fund organisations who provide emotional and practical support to domestic abuse
victims before, during and after hearings in the family court.
The figures come at a time when the number of domestic abuse
offences being recorded by police is on the rise.
"In Coventry, Domestic Abuse
is everybody's business, the Council and its partners wish to support anyone who seeks help."
"We signed up because we believe it is our responsibility to do what we can to tackle domestic abuse
. Make a Stand has provided the focus for us to join our colleagues in the sector in ensuring we all acknowledge that responsibility." CIH president, Jim Strang, said: "To all those organisations who joined us, I say that you are already making a huge difference to the lives of thousands; to those still to do so, come and join us and together we'll help end the scourge of domestic abuse
in our society."
Acting co-chief executive of Women's Aid, Nicki Norman, said: "No woman or child should face homelessness because they are experiencing domestic abuse
He added: "The introduction of the Domestic Abuse
(Scotland) Act marks a new era in how Scotland tackles domestic abuse
Stockton has a higher rate of domestic abuse
crime than the national average - a trend which mirrors the rest of Teesside.