1. Scotland, the best place to grow up – making it real through rights: easy read

    Child-friendly version of the report setting out progress made in children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  2. Embedding children's rights: position statement

    The report sets out the progress made in relation to children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  3. Child's Interview Right's Practitioner regulations: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities impact assessment (ICIA) relating to the Child's Interview Right's Practitioner (ChIRPs) and the age of criminal responsibility.

  4. Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices: report and recommendations

    This report is the result of the work of the Expert Advisory group on Ending Conversion Practices and informs the Scottish Government on the measures which should be considered in order to end conversion practices in Scotland which aim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

  5. Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices report: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government welcomes the Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices report. We will carefully consider the recommendations as we take forward this work ensuring that we deliver real and lasting change for survivors or those at risk of experiencing these practices in Scotland.

  6. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA)for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  7. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy - Creating Hope Together - 2022 to 2025.

  8. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan - Creating Hope Together - 2022-2025.

  9. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  10. Rent freeze focus of Programme for Government

    Ministers act to protect people in cost crisis.

  11. Children (Scotland) Act 2020 - section 23(1) and section 24(1): third report on the Scottish Ministers' duties

    Third report on the Scottish Ministers' duties under section 23(1) (funding for alternative dispute resolution) and section 24(1) (pilot scheme for mandatory alternative dispute resolution meetings) of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Children and Families Collective Leadership Group - holistic family support: vision and blueprint for change

    Group vision and blueprint for change for holistic whole family support in Scotland.

  13. Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland: research

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  14. Making the justice system better for victims: consultation - easy read

    Easy read summary of proposals in our consultation on improving victims' experiences of the justice system.

  15. 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.

  16. Improving victims' experiences of the justice system: consultation

    The consultation seeks views on potential reforms to empower and protect victims of crime, with particular reference to sexual offences. It takes forward the work of the Victims Taskforce and recommendations from Lady Dorrian’s Review which do, or may, require a legislative underpinning.

  17. Bail supervision: national guidance

    This document provides revised guidance for the operation of bail supervision setting out standards and expectations to support the consistent delivery of the service across Scotland.

  18. Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2020-21

    Statistics on civil law cases in the Scottish courts together with other related information, such as statistics from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.

  19. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report- March 2022

    This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during March 2022.

  20. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report- February 2022

    This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during February 2022.

  21. Keeping the Promise implementation plan

    The Promise implementation plan sets out our actions and commitments to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families. It contributes to our ambition for every child in Scotland to grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential.

  22. New Bairns’ Hoose appointment

    Post will drive improvements for children.

  23. Children (Scotland) Act 2020 - section 23(1) and section 24(1): second report on the Scottish Ministers’ duties

    Second report on the Scottish Ministers’ duties under section 23(1) (funding for alternative dispute resolution) and section 24(1) (pilot scheme for mandatory alternative dispute resolution meetings) of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.

  24. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  25. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  26. The Vision for Justice in Scotland

    We set out our transformative vision of the future justice system for Scotland, spanning the full journey of criminal, civil and administrative justice, with a focus on creating safer communities and shifting societal attitudes and circumstances which perpetuate crime and harm.

  27. Registers of child welfare reporters, curators ad litem and solicitors appointed when an individual is prohibited from conducting their own case: consultation analysis

    This report provides an analysis of the consultation responses to the consultation on the registers of child welfare reporters, curators ad litem and solicitors appointed when an individual is prohibited from conducting their own case. This relates to the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.

  28. Regulation of child contact centre services consultation: analysis

    This report provides an analysis of the consultation responses to the consultation on the regulation of child contact centre services. This relates to the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.

  29. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  30. Marriage and civil partnership guide

    A short guide on marriage and civil partnership in Scotland.

  31. Child welfare reporters and child contact services consultations: Scottish Youth Parliament report

    This report by the Scottish Youth Parliament contains responses from young people in relation to the Scottish Government consultations on child welfare reporters and the regulation of child contact services. This relates to the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.

  32. National guidance for child protection committees undertaking learning reviews

    Guidance to support child protection committees to reflect, learn and improve child protection systems and practice when a child or young person dies, is significantly harmed, or was at risk of death or significant harm or where effective practice has prevented harm or risk of harm.

  33. National guidance for child protection 2021: consultation report

    This report shows the results of the public consultation on the revised national guidance for child protection in Scotland, and our response to the results.

  34. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - June 2021

    This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during June 2021.

  35. Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020: fifth report on marriage and civil partnership

    Fifth two-monthly report to the Scottish Parliament on the steps taken to ensure that the solemnisation of marriages and registration of civil partnerships continues to be available and on the number of marriages and civil partnerships that have taken place during the two month reporting period.

  36. The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Nigeria (Scotland) Order 2021: CRWIA 1

    A special restriction on intercountry adoptions from Nigeria has been implemented due to significant child safeguarding concerns about practices and procedures in the Nigerian intercountry adoption system.

  37. The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Nigeria (Scotland) Order 2021: EQIA Results

    A special restriction on intercountry adoptions from Nigeria has been implemented due to significant child safeguarding concerns about practices and procedures in the Nigerian intercountry adoption system.

  38. The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Nigeria (Scotland) Order 2021: CRWIA 3

    A special restriction on intercountry adoptions from Nigeria has been implemented due to significant child safeguarding concerns about practices and procedures in the Nigerian intercountry adoption system.

  39. The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Nigeria (Scotland) Order 2021: FSD Assessment

    A special restriction on intercountry adoptions from Nigeria has been implemented due to significant child safeguarding concerns about practices and procedures in the Nigerian intercountry adoption system.

  40. Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020: fourth report on marriage and civil partnership

    Fourth two-monthly report to the Scottish Parliament on the steps taken to ensure that the solemnisation of marriages and registration of civil partnerships continues to be available and on the number of marriages and civil partnerships that have taken place during the two month reporting period.

  41. Supporting the legal profession

    Funding of up to £20 million available for solicitors.

  42. Cross-EU border civil and commercial legal cases from 1 January 2021: guidance for legal professionals

    Updated guidance for legal professionals on applicable law and on jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgments in cross-EU border civil and commercial legal cases from 1 January 2021.

  43. Cross-EU border family law from 1 January 2021: guidance for legal professionals

    Updated guidance for legal professionals on cross-EU border family law (including divorce and child maintenance) from 1 January 2021.

  44. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Bill to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights.

  45. Law of succession: consultation response

    Our response to the consultation on the law of succession.

  46. Criminal trials during COVID-19 outbreak

    Discussion paper published ahead of talks and update to Parliament.

  47. Parliament asked to back emergency Coronavirus Bill

    New powers outlined for justice, public services and the economy

  48. Civil Partnership Bill introduced

    More choice for mixed sex couples.

  49. Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This CRWIA considers the impact of the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill on children and young people.

  50. Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    This EQIA considers how the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill will impact on people with protected characteristics.

  51. Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This BRIA analyses the likely costs and benefits to businesses and public bodies of the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

  52. Children (Scotland) Bill: business regulatory impact assessment

    Cost and benefits to businesses and the third sector of the Children (Scotland) Bill.

  53. Children (Scotland) Bill: EQIA summary

    Summary of the results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the Children (Scotland) Bill.

  54. Children (Scotland) Bill: islands communities screening assessment

    Island-proofing assessment carried out in relation to the provisions of the Children (Scotland) Bill.

  55. Children (Scotland) Bill: data protection impact assessment

    Assessment carried out in relation to the Children (Scotland) Bill to identify and mitigate risks to privacy, and identify how data protection regulations will be complied with.

  56. Children (Scotland) Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty impact assessment

    Written assessment of the considerations carried out under the Fairer Scotland Duty in relation to the proposed provisions of the Children (Scotland) Bill. This assessment shows how the Bill could reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

  57. Children (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Details of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the Children (Scotland) Bill.

  58. Children (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This report evidences the consideration that has been given to the impact the Children (Scotland) Bill will have on children and young people.

  59. Children Bill published

    Modernising family justice.

  60. Civil partnerships consultation: outcome

    Our response outlining the way forward for the future of civil partnership in Scotland.

  61. Analysis of consultation responses for consultation on Review of Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (summary report)

    Summary report of analysis of responses to the consultation on the Review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

  62. Review of Children (Scotland) Act 1995 consultation: analysis

    This report provides an analysis of the consultation responses from the consultation on the Review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

  63. Review of family law

    Prioritising children’s interests in family court cases when parents separate.

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