Date lodged: 23 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what legislation it plans to amend or introduce to prevent cases of alleged domestic abuse being treated as family matters within the civil courts.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 1 December 2016
The Scottish Government is committed to reviewing the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 which makes provision about family matters, such as contact and residence, which are dealt with in the civil courts. That review will consider if further measures need to be taken to protect vulnerable parties in cases where domestic abuse is alleged.