Lucy Smith

Written 14 posts

The week in review

27th April 2018

This week’s round-up includes the launch of new guidance to tackle gender-based violence on campus, CashBack funding for creative and cultural projects, launch of the consultation on Scotland’s disclosure regime, water safety awareness and a new family centre at HMP Shotts. Tackling sexual violence and harassment on campus Fiona Drouet says "This is Emily's legacy…institutions…

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Reflections on police and fire reform

4th April 2018

Key figures look back on the police and fire reform journey and its positive impact on community safety in Scotland – from tackling domestic abuse and counter-terrorism to protecting vulnerable individuals. Derek Penman, former HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland “As Police Scotland reaches its fifth anniversary, there is no doubt that some areas of policing have been…

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Five years of Police Scotland: A thank you

1st April 2018

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson reflects on a time of change for the police service. I am reminded every day in my role as Justice Secretary of the commitment and dedication of Scotland’s police officers and police staff. With crime in Scotland at a record low, and down 43% since 2006, I am confident policing in…

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Marking five years of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

1st April 2018

Community Safety Minister Annabelle Ewing looks back on the first five years of the single service.   Today marks the fifth anniversary of Scotland’s fire reforms and the creation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). It is fair to say that the merger of eight regional bodies into one national service was not…

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