Serious organised crime is an issue for the whole of Scotland and disproportionately impacts those who are more vulnerable within communities, as well as having a greater presence in areas that are socially and economically disadvantaged. Serious organised crime is no respecter of borders or any of society’s norms and Scotland is not immune from its impact.
The Scottish Government and its partners on the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce (SOCT) are fully committed to tackling serious organised crime and reducing the harm it causes to our communities.
Thirteen organisations are represented on the Serious Organised Taskforce, which in turn is bolstered by a wide range of organisations working across Scotland's Serious Organised Crime Strategy’s four strands: Divert, Deter, Detect and Disrupt.
The Scottish Multi-Agency Strategic Threat Assessment, developed by partners at the Scottish Crime Campus, will be key in identifying priority areas for activity by the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and partners, under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice. The Serious Organised Crime Taskforce meet at least three times a year.
Other related materials
- Border Force
- Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
- HM Revenue and Customs
- Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland
- Police Scotland
- Private Sector (RBS)
- Scottish Government
- Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE)
- Scottish Prison Service
- Third Sector (Action for Children)
- National Crime Agency
- NHS Chief Executives
- Serious Organised Crime strategy
- Community experiences of serious organised crime in Scotland: research report
- Community experiences of serious organised crime: summary findings
- Serious organised crime in Scotland: a summary of the evidence
- Serious organised crime: communications evidence review
- Serious organised crime: communications evidence review summary
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