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  1. Cyber security boosted

    Training to help safeguard organisations from attack.

  2. Justice Analytical Services Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report, July 2022 edition

    This is a monthly data summary report with an overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics.

  3. Decision-making on bail and remand: interim findings report

    Interim findings from the ‘Decision-making on Bail and Remand in Scotland’ research. The first phase of the research is presented, detailing the findings from online surveys conducted with members of the judiciary and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

  4. Water safety awareness

    Key advice highlighted on World Drowning Prevention Day.

  5. Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001 changes: consultation

    Consultation on modernising the 2001 rules to ensure that they are fit for purpose. Additionally there is a need to consider some new rules for certain procedures.

  6. Surrender and compensation scheme in Scotland for certain offensive weapons: guidance

    This guidance provides detailed information on why a Surrender and Compensation Scheme in Scotland for certain offensive weapons is necessary. It also provides guidance on how to surrender an eligible weapon to Police Scotland and receive compensation if appropriate.

  7. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: June 2022 edition

    Monthly data summary report with an overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics.

  8. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  9. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  10. User Guide to Recorded Crime Statistics in Scotland

    Provides detailed information on the Recorded Crime in Scotland statistical bulletin series. It is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes regarding issues and classifications which are crucial to the production and presentation of crime statistics in Scotland.

  11. Transparency in supply chains - extension: inclusion of Scottish public bodies - consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to extend reporting requirements to Scottish public bodies for the publication of modern slavery statements as part of work to improve transparency in supply chains (TISC). The consultation also requests views on reporting mechanisms and enforcement.

  12. Scottish Prison Population Statistics, 2020-21

    The latest longitudinal statistics on prison populations and flows into and out of prison. Includes information about the demographics of people in prison, the time they spend there, their sentences and offences.

  13. Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2020-2021

    Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and alternative measures to prosecution issued by the police and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are presented for the ten years from 2011-12 to 2020-21. The latest year’s data is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  14. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  15. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: data protection impact assessment

    This data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is undertaken in compliance with UK General Data Protection Regulation (UKGDPR) Article 35(10). This is an iterative impact assessment, which we expect to amend as the Bill makes its way through Parliament.

  16. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    In compliance with The Fairer Scotland Duty as set out in legislation in Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, this assessment consider what more can be done to reduce the 'inequalities of outcome' caused by 'socio-economic disadvantage' in relation to the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  17. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) examining the potential impact on children's human rights of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  18. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to look at the likely costs, benefits and risks of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  19. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Summary of the results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  20. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

    An island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considering the potential impact of the introduction of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill on island communities.

  21. Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2018-19 and 2019-20

    Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.

  22. Justice Analytical Services Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: May 2022 edition

    This report provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It covers many different topics including crime, policing, community safety, courts and prisons.

  23. Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS): information

    This leaflet provides information on how to Self-refer to a Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS). It provides information on accessing healthcare through NHS Scotland for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

  24. £3.2m to strengthen remand alternatives

    Bail supervision and assessment support.

  25. Victims will benefit from key support

    £48m funding underlines government commitment.

  26. Water Safety Stakeholder Group: action plan

    Action plan to discuss renewed efforts to work together collaboratively to help to prevent drownings in Scotland and reach agreement on appropriate next steps.

  27. Water Safety Action Plan

    New safety measures introduced to protect the public.

  28. Independent group on marches and parades

    Experts to consider ways to promote peaceful assemblies.

  29. Offensive Weapons Act 2019: Scottish statutory guidance

    This guidance covers provisions in the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 that extend only to Scotland and others which apply throughout the UK but which have a different effect in Scotland to other parts of the UK.

  30. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 2: supplementary guidance for licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms

    Licensing guidance part 2 is intended for Scottish licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms facilitating short-term lets in Scotland.

  31. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 1: guidance for hosts and operators

    Licensing guidance intended for hosts and operators of short-term lets in Scotland. There is also supplementary guidance for licensing authorities to which you can refer for more detailed information.

  32. New Bairns’ Hoose appointment

    Post will drive improvements for children.

  33. Criminal justice social work statistics: 2020-21

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  34. Fire alarm funding increased

    Extra £500,000 to support most vulnerable.

  35. Storm Malik update

    Further disruption expected as Storm Corrie to follow.

  36. Increase in Omicron cases

    Cases no longer linked to single event.

  37. Supporting children in the justice system

    Improving services for victims and witnesses.

  38. Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland to be unified

    Streamlined service to provide one stop shop for land and property issues.

  39. Criminal law - dealing with dangerous dogs: consultation

    Discussion paper seeking views on steps that might be taken to improve the way in which the criminal law may deal with dog owners where their dogs act in a dangerous way.

  40. Firework Review Group: report to the Scottish Government

    The final report from the Firework Review Group presents recommendations to Scottish Ministers on tightening legislation on fireworks in Scotland.

  41. Fireworks regulations - impact: case studies

    This paper consists of seven case studies, each one aligned to one or more of the legislative options being considered by the Firework Review Group.

  42. Protesting against racism

    Public encouraged to keep safe while making their voices heard.

  43. Impact of COVID-19 on crime

    New monthly statistics published.

  44. Recorded Crime in Scotland: April 2020

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  45. Ensuring continuity of justice during COVID-19

    Emergency powers for release a ‘last resort’.

  46. £19 million CashBack funding allocated

    Youth projects share cash seized from criminals.

  47. Firework Review Group membership announced

    Group to consider restrictions on fireworks use.

  48. Festive drink and drug-drive campaign

    Motorists warned of zero tolerance approach.

  49. Management of Offenders Bill passed

    Expansion of electronic monitoring and disclosure improvements.

  50. Air weapon licensing in Scotland: guide

    Guidance published by Scottish Ministers on the practical application of the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015.

  51. Police Investigations and Review Commissioner: governance and accountability framework

    Broad framework within which Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) will operate and key roles and responsibilities which underpin the relationship between the PIRC and the Scottish Government.

  52. Fireworks in Scotland consultation: technical annex

    More detail about the current legislation and regulations on the sale and use of fireworks in Scotland.

  53. Fireworks in Scotland: consultation

    We are seeking your views on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland.

  54. Justice vision and priorities delivery plan 2018-2019 and overview of progress 2017-2018

    Overview of progress to the actions set out in 2017-2018 Justice Vision and Priorities Delivery Plan and new approaches and additional actions for the coming year 2018-2019.

  55. Review of police complaints handling: parliamentary statement

    Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing will assess the current police structures and processes.

  56. Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities delivery plan, 2017-2018

    Delivery plan setting out key actions for 2017-2018 to help progress the seven priorities set out in the Justice vision document.

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