Justice and Safety

  • Brexit contingency planning stepped up

    18th March 2019 by

    Justice Secretary briefed on Police Scotland’s EU exit preparations. Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has been updated by senior Police Scotland officers today on how the service is getting ready to deal with the implications of an EU exit. The Cabinet Secretary visited the Brexit Coordination Centre at Bilston Glen, Midlothian, to hear about...

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  • The week in review

    20th January 2019 by

    This week’s round up includes a newly launched consultation on defamation, the latest on a review of mental health support for young people in custody and work to stop young people from running away.

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  • Festive drink-drive warning

    27th November 2018 by

    Campaign highlights the consequences of drink driving Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams launched the festive drink-drive awareness and enforcement campaign in Edinburgh today, to highlight the criminal and personal consequences of being found guilty of drink-driving.   New research reveals Scots believe the...

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  • Domestic Abuse

    27th November 2018 by

    Number of cases recorded by police remains around 60,000 a year. Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has responded to official statistics showing there were 59,541 domestic abuse incidents recorded by Police Scotland last year – up 1% on 2016-17. In line with previous years, around four out of every five incidents of domestic abuse...

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  • Financial redress for survivors of abuse in care

    24th October 2018 by

    Over a period of decades, children in the care of the state in Scotland were subject to appalling abuse and mistreatment. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is looking at the nature and extent of that abuse and the failures which allowed it to happen. In due course, it will publish a report and recommendations. But...

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  • The week in review

    6th October 2018 by

    Scottish Crime Campus Gartcosh

    This week’s round-up includes activity to tackle serious organised crime, a Parliamentary debate on the use of remand in Scotland, and an update on local and national preparations ahead of Bonfire Night including information and advice for those attending the November 5th celebrations to stay safe. Honouring fallen police officers Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf travelled...

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  • Guest Blog on Human Trafficking

    23rd July 2018 by

    This week we welcome a guest blog from 17 year old college student Alice Somerville, who tells us about her time in the Scottish Government’s Human Trafficking team as part of a 4 week paid internship from Career Ready. Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up...

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  • Human Trafficking and Exploitation – First Annual Progress Report

    14th June 2018 by

    Mr Matheson on tackling human trafficking

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has updated Parliament on progress in tackling human trafficking and exploitation in the past 12 months. Read Mr Matheson’s full statement on the main Scottish Government website. ‘Trafficking and Exploitation: Strategy – First Annual Progress Report’ is available online. Key figures look back on the progress that has been...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : May 2018

    4th June 2018 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the May edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page, with this month’s article on...

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  • Michael Matheson announces £700,000 CashBack funding boost

    28th May 2018 by

    Visiting a youth project in one of Scotland’s most deprived communities, Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson has announced over a £700,000 boost for disadvantaged young people across the country. In this latest round of funding in the Year of Young People, YouthLink Scotland, on behalf of Scottish Government, has awarded over £717,886 of CashBack funding. This...

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