Justice and Safety

  • Justice Secretary comments on Police Chiefs’ Brexit update

    18th September 2018 by

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has responded to an announcement by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) of plans to establish a safety net if access to EU security tools is lost. In a statement issued today (Tuesday September 18th, 2018) the NPCC said a new national unit will assist police forces to use...

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2018 by

    Police Scotland Trafficking road-sign image

    This week’s round-up includes the development of a comprehensive support service for families of homicide victims, the fifth annual performance review of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and a Parliamentary reception celebrating the contribution of Police Scotland Youth Volunteers to communities the length and breadth of Scotland. MSPs explore Brexit impact on policing and...

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  • The week in review

    8th September 2018 by

    Our weekly round-up is back with the return of the Scottish Parliament following the summer recess. Victims at the heart of justice reforms The highlight of the week has been the launch, by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, of the Programme for Government for the new 2018-19 Parliamentary year. As in previous years there was a...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : August 2018

    4th September 2018 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the August 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...

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  • Introducing Justice Digital & Strategy

    9th August 2018 by

    Justice Digital & Strategy is a recently established team within the Justice Directorate of the Scottish Government. Our mission is to drive, support and enable transformation to create a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century. The impetus to harness digital to deliver better justice services in Scotland dates back much further though. In...

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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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  • Justice Secretary Briefed on Preparations for President Trump’s Visit to Scotland

    10th July 2018 by

    Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has today received a briefing by senior Police Scotland officers on how the service is preparing for the upcoming visit of the US President and the protests expected to take place in various locations. Mr Yousaf has urged those attending any protests this weekend, when President Trump visits Scotland, to do...

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  • The week in review

    22nd June 2018 by

    The week’s round-up includes praise for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service response to the Glasgow School of Art fire, the announcement of an independent review of Police Conduct and complaints handling processes, and the Cabinet Secretary’s welcome for the introduction of Offensive Weapons legislation at Westminster. Glasgow School of Art fire – Services response On...

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  • The week in review

    15th June 2018 by

    The week’s round-up includes the publication of legislation which would allow more pre-recording of evidence by vulnerable witnesses ahead of criminal trials, the launch of a new water rescue vessel in Aberdeen and the publication of the Damages Bill. More pre-recording of evidence for criminal trials Legislation to enable the greater use of pre-recording of evidence by...

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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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