Violence Against Women Multi Agency Partnership

The Violence Against Women Multi Agency Partnership (VAW MAP) brings together statutory and voluntary organisations that have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women. These agencies work together to improve and coordinate services for women, children and young people.


Aims of the Partnership

Keeping women and children safe from all forms of violence is a local and national priority. The VAW MAP aims to deliver the national approach as detailed in Equally Safe: Scotland’s Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls (2016).  This document, developed by Scottish Government and COSLA, provides a strategic framework for the delivery of the Scottish Government’s equality outcome on tackling violence against women.

The Inverclyde VAW MAP is committed to addressing Physical, Psychological and Sexual Abuse via the 4 Ps set by the Scottish Government:

  • Prevention – to prevent, remove or diminish the risk of violence against women and its impacts on children and young people
  • Protection – to protect women from victimisation, repeat victimisation or harassment by perpetrators and protect the children and young people affected
  • Provision – to provide adequate services to deal with the consequences of violence against women and children to help them rebuild their lives
  • Participation – to ensure policy making and practice development around violence against women is shaped by the experiences, needs and views of those who use services



Inverclyde VAW MAP can arrange and deliver training and information to agencies, colleges and community groups on violence against women issues. Training can be tailored to the specific needs of your agency or group. If you would like to discuss training options with us please use the information within the Contacts section of this page.


If you are in immediate danger or require an emergency service please call Police Scotland on 999 (or 101 for non-emergencies).