Russell Fallis

Russell Fallis

Written 36 posts

Communications Manager, Justice & Safer Communities, Scottish Government.

The week in review

11th November 2017

This week’s round-up includes work to improve partnerships between health, law enforcement and other justice agencies, and action to strengthen cyber-security and ensure Scotland is ready to deal with all emerging threats. Pardon for gay men over historical law convictions This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement of apology to those men convicted before…

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The week in review

28th October 2017

Welcome back to our weekly round-up following the return of Parliamentary business this week. Cashback in the frame Throughout this week Twitter has been awash with #cashbackselfie photos – posted by individuals and organisations right across Scotland. Scottish Government Ministers have joined young people, sports stars and community groups to highlight the work of this unique…

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The week in review

23rd September 2017

Ministers have had another busy week dealing with and meeting with key partners across a range of justice system and public safety issues – from visiting a pioneering student-led mentoring scheme to passing new laws to reform third-party rights under contract law. New chapter for the ‘unseen frontline’ On Tuesday Minister for Community Safety & Legal…

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The week in review

15th September 2017

On ministers’ agenda this week have been the investment of ill-gotten gains into creative projects and new opportunities for young people, a new facility to promote fire and home safety, leadership in policing, and the latest on the Scottish Government’s progressive penal reforms to tackle offending and safeguard communities. Reforms to keep crime down and communities safe…

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The week in review

8th September 2017

Welcome back to our weekly blog, marking the start of another Parliamentary year with our regular round-up of some of the highlights in justice and safer communities. Programme for Government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday by unveiling an ambitious Programme for Government (PfG) for 2017-18. As well as…

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The week in review

24th June 2017

Among the items on Ministers’ agenda this week were a new strategy for policing modern Scotland, the on-going review of fire and building safety regimes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and delivering legislation to strengthen access to justice in the civil courts for survivors of childhood abuse. London Terror Attack On Monday…

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The week in review

17th June 2017

Key issues for justice and community safety in Scotland this week included improved support for victims of human trafficking, work to tackle hate crime, the commencement of improvements to our system of fatal accident inquiries, as well as recognition of excellent public service and on-going collaboration between agencies working together to help keep people safe….

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The week in review

10th June 2017

Among the key issues for our ministers this week were the country’s response to the terror atrocity in London, the on-going work of Scotland’s law enforcement agencies and partners to tackle the harm caused to communities by illegal drugs, and supporting Child Safety Week to help families keep their kids safe from accidents. London Terror…

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The week in review

3rd June 2017

Tackling Trafficking On Tuesday Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson launched Scotland’s Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy, following an extensive public consultation. The strategy aims to identify victims and support them to safety and recovery, to track down perpetrators and disrupt their activity and to address the conditions that can foster human trafficking. Launching the strategy,…

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The week in review

19th May 2017

Action to tackle alcohol misuse, violence and cyber-security threats, and a welcome for visitors from the fire safety and legal professions, were on Ministers’ agenda this week: Tackling problem drinking On Monday it became an offence to give or make alcohol available to a child or young person for consumption in a public place in…

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