Justice and Safety

  • 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

    25th May 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes news of greater public awareness of human trafficking in Scotland, the latest independent assurance on police call-handling improvements, and the appointment of a new independent inspector for the country’s prisons. Growing public awareness of human trafficking A survey published this week highlighted growing public awareness of human trafficking in Scotland with…

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  • The week in review

    16th March 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes new legislation to increase Scotland’s age of criminal responsibility, a visit to a project benefiting from CashBack for Communities funding and the publication of survey results examining young people’s views about Mosquito ‘anti-loitering’ devices. Bill to raise age of criminal responsibility The age of criminal responsibility is set to rise from eight to…

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  • The week in review

    4th November 2017 by

    Cross-border co-operation in fighting crime, new powers to tackle human trafficking, and the work of Scotland’s prisons are among the issues in this week’s round-up from the Justice and Safer Communities portfolio. Europol Executive Director of Europol Rob Wainwright was in Edinburgh on Tuesday and caught up with Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and Brexit Minister…

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2017 by

    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

    30th June 2017 by

    Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session.  As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months.  We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of…

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  • The week in review

    17th June 2017 by

    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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