Public Health Scotland, SafeLives and partners have published easy read posters to highlight the risks of gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Five posters are available in A4 size and feature:

  1. Domestic Abuse
  2. Domestic Abuse Safety
  3. Sexual Abuse
  4. Sexual Exploitation
  5. Grooming

Disabled people and women with learning disabilities in particular are at a greater risk of experiencing gender-based violence. The posters raise awareness of some abusive behaviours and direct people to where they can get support.

In addition to the posters, People First and Scottish Government have recently published easy read guides on ‘What is domestic abuse?’ and ‘What is coercive controlling behaviour?’ These are available on the Safer Scotland website where you can also find further information on where to get support. Gender-based violence and learning disability guidance for practitioners can also be found on the Public Health Scotland website.