This consultation is now closed. If you have any queries please get in touch with our Corporate Officer for Equality and Diversity.


Over a thousand incidents of domestic abuse were reported to the Police in East Ayrshire in 2017/18. Domestic abuse is emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse by a partner or ex-partner. It is characterised by a pattern of controlling behaviour which escalates in frequency and severity over time. 

We want to make sure that people experiencing domestic abuse have immediate access to the help and support they need. We are developing a new policy on how we aim to make this happen.

Proposal document

Download the following draft policies:

Domestic Abuse Policy (PDF 432Kb)
Domestic Abuse Policy Statement (PDF 275 Kb)


The consultation will commence on Monday 14 January 2019 until Monday 11 February 2019.

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In writing 

Helen Merriman, Team Manger
Housing Options
Civic Centre North
19 John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock, KA1 1HW

Contact Information

Corporate Officer - Equality and Diversity
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576244
Textphone: 01563 576167 

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