Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

Podcast: Domestic Violence, Safety and COVID-19

In this podcast SVRU Project Manager Kirsty Giles speaks with Jen Douglas from UK Charity SafeLives about safety planning and how to get help if you or someone you know needs it. Anyone experiencing domestic violence including coercive or controlling behaviors, should not feel they need to wait for support.

Please remember you are not alone. Support is available right now.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 999 and ask for the Police.

Niven Rennie

Director

Telephone: 01786 896785          Email: violence.reduction@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Niven has more than 30 years of operational policing experience in the United Kingdom. He joined Strathclyde Police in 1985 serving throughout the west of Scotland in a variety of ranks and positions before progressing to the rank of Chief Superintendent. Niven previously held the role of President of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents where he represented the interests of the operational leaders of policing in Scotland.

On leaving Police Scotland in 2016 Niven took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness (SeAscape).

Niven was appointed director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in July 2018.