The Scottish Borders Pathway Project last night won a Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Excellence Award in the Service Innovation and Improvement category.
The new multi-agency Pathway Project was launched by Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, in December 2012.
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) Leader, Councillor David Parker expressed his pleasure at the win: “We are all delighted that this innovative project, which will support some very vulnerable women and children in the Borders, has won a COSLA Excellence Award. I would like to thank all of the Council and partners’ staff who have developed, and are delivering, these new services.”
Funding of £1.23 million was used to develop the project. This was secured by the Safer Communities Team at SBC – from the Scottish Government, BIG Lottery Fund and key partners.
The funding was used to develop the Pathway Project, consisting of three new services specifically designed to meet the needs of women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. The new services work in partnership with the focus on prevention.
The three services are the Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support (DAAS) service, the Children 1st Domestic Abuse service and the Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (CEDAR) group.