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The week in review

9th February 2018

This week’s round up includes discussions at Scotland’s Serious Organised Crime Taskforce about law enforcement efforts to tackle human trafficking, new figures on Community Payback Orders, and the publication of an independent review of undercover policing in Scotland. Undercover policing An independent review of undercover policing in Scotland, published on Wednesday provided reassurance to the public…

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The week in review

2nd February 2018

This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visiting Women’s Aid HQ to announce funding ahead of the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, and Community Safety Minister Annabelle Ewing speaking at the launch of the Scotland Drowning Prevention Strategy. Justice for domestic abuse survivors This week the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill was passed by…

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The week in review

26th January 2018

This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson’s visit to Craigroyston Community High School to see the impact a Cashback for Communities funded training session is having on the young people involved, the launch of Police Scotland’s national fraud awareness campaign #TakeFiveWeek, and the commencement of Part 1 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act. Cashback for Communities funding On…

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The week in review

20th January 2018

This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary Michael Matheson’s visit to HM Prison Edinburgh, Police Scotland figures for reports of domestic abuse over the festive period and Community Safety & Legal Affairs Minister Annabelle Ewing’s visit to Coatbridge Fire Station to hear views about service transformation plans from frontline crews. No let-up in tackling domestic abuse On Monday Police Scotland reported that…

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Last month in review

12th January 2018

Welcome back to the first blog post of the year. This week’s blog reflects on some highlights from the festive period. Tackling domestic abuse Late last year saw the announcement that around 14,000 Police Scotland officers and staff will receive further training to assess instances of psychological abuse and coercive control in domestic abuse cases….

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The week in review

22nd December 2017

This week’s round-up includes a Christmas message from the Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson’s visit to a police call handling centre to see first hand the service they provide,  funding that will help improve services for victims of rape and sexual assault, an interim report looking into ways to improve UK building regulations and safety, and a summary…

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The week in review

15th December 2017

This week’s round-up includes some of the justice elements of the Scottish Government’s 2018-19 draft Budget announcement, a service to remember missing loved-ones and an international conference on policing hosted in Scotland. Investing in Justice and safety On Wednesday Cabinet Secretary for Finance & the Constitution Derek Mackay set out the Scottish Government’s draft budget…

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