Justice and Safety

  • 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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  • 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

    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 March 2017 by

    Air travellers’ safety, improving access to justice and Scotland’s police forensics service were among the items on Ministers’ agenda this week. Breaking the cycle of crime On Monday the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson announced fresh investment in services to help reduce the cycle of reoffending, keeping crime down and communities safe. Apex Scotland,…

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  • Helping Scotland to Build Safer Communities

    12th June 2015 by

    We’re aiming to reduce the number of victims of crime in Scotland by 250,000 by 2017-18. It’s a really stretching goal, double what we can expect to achieve if we don’t try something new, something transformational.

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