About Us

This website was created by The Western Isles Violence against Women (VAW) Partnership, which seeks to reduce and prevent incidents of gender-based violence through effective co-operation between the private, public and voluntary sectors in the provision of high quality appropriate services and the protection of adults and children affected by, or at risk of suffering, relationship violence and abuse.

Who Are We? 

The Outer Hebrides Violence against Women (VAW) Partnership comprises representation from:

  • Police Scotland
  • NHS Western Isles
  • Child Protection
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Sexual Health
  • Western Isles Council (CnES)
  • Justice Social Work Services
  • Education and Children’s Services
  • Recovery Worker (Addiction)
  • Homeless Services
  • Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
  • Action for Children
  • Western Isles Women’s Aid
  • Outer Hebrides Child Protection Committee
  • Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre (WIRCC)
  • Outer Hebrides Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) Hebridean Housing Partnership
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service  

What Do We Do? 

The  Violence   against   Women Partnership  is responsible   for   the   implementation   of   the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Strategy, at local  level,  adopting  a  partnership  approach  to prevention, provision and protection whilst supporting effective participation.