Justice and Safety

  • Cabinet Secretary responds to Police Scotland announcement on Brexit contingency planning

    6th February 2019 by

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has responded to the announcement by Police Scotland of plans to put 360 officers on standby to deal with any incidents relating to the potential impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The Cabinet Secretary said: “Decisions around officer deployment, contingency planning and mutual aid are operational…

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  • The week in review

    11th November 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes a visit to see community payback orders in action, bonfire night activity and the passing of the Prescriptions Bill. Emergency Service thanks Community Safety Minister Ash Denham joined the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) and other partners in urging people across Scotland to enjoy fireworks safely on Bonfire Night.  Later…

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2018 by

    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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  • 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

    23rd February 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes new measures to improve the management of offenders, the launch of Scottish Legal International, and two Ministers’ visit to Polmont to launch Year of  Young People within the prison service. Management of Offenders Bill New electronic monitoring technologies which can better protect victims of crime form part of the Management of Offenders Bill…

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  • The week in Review

    24th November 2017 by

    Cashback for Communities Justice Secretary Michael Matheson was welcomed to Hampden this week to hear about the positive impact the CashBack for Communities programme has had on young people across Scottish football. CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme that takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities…

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  • The week in review

    23rd September 2017 by

    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

    3rd March 2017 by

    A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio over the week beginning Monday February 27th, 2017.

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