1. Scottish Peace Programme: request for proposals.

    This is a request for proposals for a supplier to support the delivery of the Scottish Peace Programme, including establishment of a Scottish Peace Platform and the 1325 Women in Conflict Fellowships. The closing date for applications is 22 July 2024.

  2. Scottish procurement policy handbook

    This handbook provides guidance on the rules and policies that apply to the procurement activities of public bodies in Scotland and highlights some key legal obligations.

  3. Physical intervention in schools guidance consultation: what you told us - easy read

    An easy read version of the analysis report of consultation responses on our draft physical intervention in schools guidance.

  4. Physical intervention in schools guidance: consultation analysis

    An analysis report of the responses to the consultation on draft physical intervention in schools guidance.

  5. Move to Child Disability Payment complete for all kids

    Human rights centred benefits approach for disabled children in Scotland

  6. Marches, parades and static demonstrations: guidance

    This publication sets out the key duties and responsibilities for local authorities facilitating marches, parades and protests in Scotland. It provides guidance and highlights best practice for all key parties involved.

  7. The Scottish Government Procurement Strategy April 2024 – March 2028

    The Scottish Government's procurement strategy describes how we plan to carry out our regulated procurements for the next four years.

  8. Domestic homicide reviews: identifying best practice in learning lessons and implementing change

    This working paper outlines 15 aspects of good practice to be considered in the development of a domestic homicide and suicide review model for Scotland. It identifies existing challenges with implementing recommendations from reviews and considers how to define and measure success and impact.

  9. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response - child-friendly version

    This report explains how the Scottish Government (SG) is responding to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s concluding observations. These were published in 2023. This document will tell you about some of the things we are doing to make things better for children and their families in Scotland

  10. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response

    This report sets out the Scottish Government’s (SG) initial response to the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations. It outlines the progress made in relation to children’s rights in Scotland since the publication of the Position Statement of November 2022

  11. The Draft Disability Assistance (Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 2024 - draft

    Draft regulations setting out the rules and eligibility criteria for Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance which were sent to the Scottish Commission on Social Security on 11 March 2024.

  12. Building a New Scotland: An independent Scotland's Place in the World

    This paper sets out the Scottish Government's proposals for an independent Scotland's place in the world.

  13. Building a New Scotland - an independent Scotland's place in the world: easy read version

    This paper sets out the Scottish Government's proposals for an independent Scotland's place in the world.

  14. Child protection learning and development 2024: national framework

    Framework to support multi-agency learning and development relevant to child protection in Scotland. This highlights key learning for all workforces according to the level of responsibility they have for child protection.

  15. Scottish Languages Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment for the Scottish Languages Bill. This is legislation which seeks to advance the status of, and provision for, the Gaelic and Scots languages.

  16. Scottish Languages Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the Scottish Languages Bill. This is legislation which seeks to advance the status of, and provision for, the Gaelic and Scots languages.

  17. UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024 - part 3: statutory guidance

    Guidance for those with responsibilities within listed public authorities for implementing and delivering on the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Act. It includes annexes with suggested reporting formats, information on inclusive communication and on producing child friendly reports.

  18. UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024 - part 2: statutory guidance

    Guidance providing accessible information which supports public authorities to understand and fulfil their duties under section 6 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Act, and to secure better or further effect of children’s rights.

  19. Dementia strategy: initial 2-year delivery plan - 2024 to 2026

    This delivery plan sets out how Scottish Government and COSLA will work with the voices of lived experience and delivery partners to begin to realise the vision for change set out in our new dementia strategy for Scotland: Everyone's Story

  20. Infant food insecurity - responding and preventing: guide

    Following discussions in June 2023, we committed to forming a short life working group to develop emergency integrated pathways for families in Scotland with an infant that may face food insecurity and what is available locally to them in an emergency. This toolkit forms a guide for local areas.

  21. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  22. A Human Rights Bill for Scotland: consultation analysis

    The independent analysis by Alma Economics of responses to the consultation on A Human Rights Bill for Scotland, commissioned by Scottish Government.

  23. Human Rights Bill consultation - questions and answers: easy read version

    The easy read version of the independent analysis of responses to the consultation on A Human Rights Bill for Scotland.

  24. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  25. Geàrr-iomradh air a' Phlana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government. This is a Gaelic summary of the Plan.

  26. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  27. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  28. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  29. UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review - fourth cycle recommendations: Scottish Government response

    This position statement provides our detailed response to recommendations issued to the United Kingdom by the UN Human Rights Council following its November 2022 Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom's overall human rights record.

  30. Ending conversion practices in Scotland: consultation

    Consultation containing detailed proposals for legislation to end conversion practices in Scotland.

  31. Ending conversion practices in Scotland: consultation summary

    Summarised version of our consultation on proposals for legislation to end conversion practices in Scotland.

  32. Ending conversion practices in Scotland: consultation summary - easy read

    Easy read version of a summary of our consultation on proposals for legislation to end conversion practices in Scotland.

  33. Taking a children's human rights approach: guidance

    Guidance to provide information and resources to support public authorities and other organisations to implement a children’s human rights approach.

  34. Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill: consultation

    We are committed to protecting, respecting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. This consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill seeks the views of everyone on how we can do this.

  35. Housing Cladding Remediation (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment - easy read

    Easy read version of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  36. Historic forced adoption - scoping study: research findings

    A summary of findings from research to scope the support needs of people affected by historic forced adoption in Scotland.

  37. Historic forced adoption - scoping study: service delivery paper

    Research report identifying critical factors to consider when designing services for people affected by historic forced adoption in Scotland.

  38. Historic forced adoption - scoping study: final report

    Research to scope the support needs of people affected by historic forced adoption in Scotland.

  39. Education: National Improvement Framework and improvement plan 2024

    Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education that have been agreed across the system, and the national improvement activity that needs to be undertaken to help deliver those key priorities.

  40. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential effects of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on people with protected characteristics.

  41. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: island communities impact assessment screening

    The island communities impact assessment (ICIA) records the rationale for the decision taken not to carry out a full impact assessment for the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024.

  42. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  43. Findings from a Peer Support and Learning Group pilot to support Trauma Informed Practice in Adult Social Care

    This project explores whether a facilitated Peer Support and Learning (PSL) Group model is an effective method of supporting the implementation of trauma-informed and responsive practice in the adult social care sector, with a focus on residential care home settings.

  44. National Trauma Transformation Programme: Trauma-Informed Substance Use Pathfinders – Learning Report

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme (NTTP), this report presents the findings from two trauma-informed substance use service pathfinders projects.

  45. National Trauma Transformation Programme: Trauma-Informed Maternity Services Pathfinders - Learning Report

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme (NTTP), this report presents the findings from two trauma-informed maternity services pathfinder projects.

  46. Mapping Of Professional Qualification Routes and Continuous Professional Learning Opportunities relating to Psychological Trauma, in the Children and Families Workforce

    Commissioned as part of the National Trauma Transformation Programme, this research aimed to map the learner journeys of five sectors of the Children and Families workforce including School Nursing, Health Visiting, Children and Families Social Work, Residential Childcare and Secure Care.

  47. Preparing for Emergencies Guidance

    This guidance provides advice, considerations, and support from a strategic lens for Health Boards to effectively prepare for emergencies in compliance with relevant legislation.

  48. Access to information rights consultation: response

    Scottish Government response to the analysis of responses our consultation on Access to Information Rights in Scotland. We sought views on the operation of the access to information rights regime following post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  49. Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021: information note

    This information note provides a high level summary of the key changes that are made by the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021.

  50. Hate crime strategy: delivery plan

    The delivery plan sets out a range of activity that we will take forward with partners over the next two years to tackle hate crime.

  51. Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  52. Cash-First: Towards Ending the Need for Food Banks in Scotland Fairer Scotland Duty Impact Assessment

    The Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment considers the impact of the Scottish Government’s Cash-First Plan and associated actions to improve the response to financial crisis and reduce the need for emergency food parcels.

  53. Cash-First: Towards ending the need for food banks in Scotland Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)

    The Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment considers the impact of the Scottish Government’s Cash-First Plan and associated actions to improve the response to financial crisis and reduce the need for emergency food parcels.

  54. Cash-First: Towards ending the need for food banks in Scotland Equality Impact Assessment

    The Equality Impact Assessment considers the impact of the Scottish Government’s Cash-First Plan and associated actions to improve the response to financial crisis and reduce the need for emergency food parcels

  55. Cash-First: Towards ending the need for food banks in Scotland Islands Communities Impact Assessment

    The Island Communities Impact Assessment considers the impact of the Scottish Government’s Cash-First Plan and associated actions to improve the response to financial crisis and reduce the need for emergency food parcels

  56. Equality and Human Rights Budget Advisory Group's recommendations: Scottish Government response - easy read

    Sets out our response to each of the four groupings of recommendations from the Group’s report in easy read format. We also set out the key actions that we will take, many in partnership with others.

  57. Equality and Human Rights Budget Advisory Group's recommendations: Scottish Government response

    Sets out our response to each of the four groupings of recommendations from the Group’s report. We also set out the key actions that we will take, many in partnership with others.

  58. National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 - updated 2023

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

  59. Women's Justice Leadership Panel: report

    This report "The Case for Gendered and Intersectional Approaches to Justice" summarises the work of the Women’s Justice Leadership Panel, their thematic discussions, and their key findings. The remit of the Panel was to demonstrate that the experience of women in the justice system is different to men, and to promote consistent understanding of gendered issues.

  60. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  61. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  62. Hate crime strategy: easy read version

    An easy read version of Scotland's Hate Crime Strategy.

  63. iMatter Survey 2022: demographic data exploration

    Independent report by Webropol providing detailed information and analysis of staff experience in health and social care across Scotland, broken down by protected characteristics (as stated in Equality Act 2010). This report compiles data from the 2021 and 2022 iMatter survey.

  64. Human Rights Bill consultation: facilitator guide

    We are gathering views to help inform how we will take forward the Human Rights Bill. This is a guide to help people hold their own group discussions about the Bill.

  65. A Human Rights Bill for Scotland: consultation - Gaelic translation

    We are gathering views to help inform a Human Rights Bill, which will bring a range of rights into Scots law for the first time, as far as possible within the limits of devolved competence. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  66. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - June 2023

    Our second annual report on Scotland's Vision for Trade, outlining the range of specific actions that we have taken over the past year and our continued ambition to make trade-related decisions based on the principles of inclusive growth, wellbeing, sustainability, net zero and good governance.

  67. Access to information rights: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses our consultation on Access to Information Rights in Scotland. We sought views on the operation of the access to information rights regime following post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  68. Advancing children’s rights

    Update on incorporating UN Convention into Scots law.

  69. Protecting people seeking refuge in Scotland

    Summit discusses collective effort to mitigate UK Government’s Illegal Migration Bill.

  70. Time Space Compassion - supporting people who are having a suicidal crisis: guide - easy read

    Easy read version of the Time Space Compassion introductory guide to supporting people in suicidal crisis. It has been developed for use by people and services who regularly come into contact and support people in suicidal crisis.

  71. Human Rights Bill consultation

    Incorporating United Nations treaties into domestic law.

  72. A Human Rights Bill for Scotland: consultation guide

    The Scottish Government is consulting on a Human Rights Bill, which will incorporate a range of rights into Scots law for the first time, as far as possible within the limits of devolved competence. This is a guide to explain the purpose of the Bill and provide an overview of the topics in the consultation.

  73. A Human Rights Bill for Scotland: consultation

    The Scottish Government is gathering views to help inform how we will take forward the Human Rights Bill. The Bill will incorporate a range of economic, social and cultural rights into Scots law for the first time, as far as possible within the limits of devolved competence.

  74. A Human Rights Bill for Scotland: consultation - easy read

    The Scottish Government is gathering views to help a Human Rights Bill, which will bring a range of rights into Scots law for the first time, as far as possible within the limits of devolved competence. This is an Easy-Read version of the Consultation.

  75. New Chief Constable

    Justice Secretary Angela Constance comments as first woman appointed to role.

  76. Violence Against Women and Girls - Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Services: report - easy read

    Easy read version of the Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services report.

  77. Violence Against Women and Girls - Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Services: report

    The Independent Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services was led by Lesley Irving, former Head of the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit, who was supported by an Advisory Group comprising key figures from local government, academia and the third sector.

  78. Cash-First - towards ending the need for food banks in Scotland: plan

    This Plan "Cash-First: Towards Ending the Need for Food Banks in Scotland" sets out our human rights approach to tackling food insecurity and outlines nine collaborative actions we will take over the next three years to improve the response to financial hardship and start to reduce the need for emergency food parcels.

  79. Bairns' Hoose – children and young people: participation and engagement plan - easy read

    Easy read version of a plan which sets out our approach to participation and engagement, and the actions we will take to make sure that Bairns’ Hoose services best reflect the views of children and young people with lived experience of trauma.

  80. Bairns' Hoose – children and young people: participation and engagement plan

    This plan sets out our approach to participation and engagement, and the actions we will take to make sure that Bairns’ Hoose services best reflect the views of children and young people with lived experience of trauma.

  81. Bairns' Hoose - project plan: progress report and pathfinder delivery plan 2023 to 2025

    This report highlights the progress made towards developing a national Bairns’ Hoose model, sets out revised overarching actions for 2023 to 2025 and provides a detailed delivery plan for the Pathfinder phase.

  82. Commissions and commissioners: final report

    Research findings exploring the role of commissions and commissioners in supporting rights in Scotland and the UK. The research was commissioned by Scottish Government and undertaken by Research Scotland in 2022/23.

  83. Commissions and commissioners: executive summary - easy read

    Easy read version of a report which sets out research findings exploring the role of commissions and commissioners in supporting rights in Scotland and the UK. The research was commissioned by Scottish Government and undertaken by Research Scotland in 2022/23.

  84. Prisoner voting in Scottish devolved elections: report

    A report required under section 6 of the Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Act 2020 on a review of voting by prisoners serving terms of 12 months or less in Scottish Parliament and council elections.

  85. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023: easy read

    Provides an easy read update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.

  86. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023

    Provides an update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.

  87. Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA)

    This impact assessment considers how the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill will affect children’s rights and wellbeing. It records the research, analysis and engagement that has taken place in respect of this and how this has informed the development of the Bill.

  88. Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Results of the equality impact assessment process for the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. This process was undertaken to ensure that the Bill does not discriminate against any of the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010.

  89. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  90. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: Fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  91. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  92. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  93. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  94. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  95. Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy working group recommendations: Scottish Government response

    Scottish Government response to the IPDD working group recommendations on how Scotland can establish infrastructure for high quality participatory and deliberative engagements.

  96. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report - easy read

    Easy read version of an interim report outlines the group’s work so far and provides a summary of possible steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee.

  97. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report

    This interim report provides an outline of the group’s work to date towards defining a Minimum Income Guarantee, the context in which the policy is being developed, provide a high-level overview of direction and early thinking towards potential actions.

  98. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations 2021 to 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) sets out the consideration which has been given to the vaccination of children and young people and how vaccination may impact upon children’s rights and wellbeing.

  99. Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group - beyond a safe and secure transfer: advice

    This proactive advice outlines a number of recommendations the Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group made on the additional positive impact which disability and carer’s assistance could make, following the safe and secure transfer of all clients on to new forms of Scottish assistance.

  100. The Carer's Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023: policy note

    This instrument sets out the rules and eligibility criteria for The Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023 and includes provision for transfer of benefits for individuals who live in Scotland and receive CA to Social Security Scotland and Carer Support Payment.

  101. The Carer's Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023

    Where Scottish Ministers propose to make regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, they must make proposals publicly available. This page contains draft Carer Support Payment (Scotland) 2023 regulations which were sent to the Scottish Commission on Social Security on 3 March 2023.

  102. Children and young people's voices matter: progress report - March 2023

    Report on progress made on the actions agreed at the sixth annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people on 1 March 2022.

  103. Reforming the criminal law to address misogyny: consultation

    A consultation on draft legislation to implement recommendations for reform of the criminal law contained in the report of the Working Group on Misogyny chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy KC.

  104. Dementia strategy - national conversation: what people told us

    High-level summary of the collective written and oral evidence we received on our national conversation to information a new dementia strategy. It outlines the range of responses received, as well as the evidence-based rigour we brought to this analysis through using thematic analysis techniques.

  105. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill: scoping work analysis 2022 - easy read

    Easy read version of a report summarising the findings of the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill pre-consultation exercise.

  106. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill: scoping analysis 2022

    This report summarises the findings of the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill pre-consultation exercise. It is an analysis of 30 workshops carried by Scottish Government and its partners with people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

  107. Violence against women and girls funding review: analysis of responses

    Analysis of the responses to the Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services call for evidence.

  108. Anti-racist employment strategy - A Fairer Scotland for All

    The strategy is a call for action and a guide to address the issues and disadvantage experienced by people from racialised minorities in the labour market in Scotland. It is a key component in achieving our ambition to become a leading Fair Work Nation by 2025.

  109. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  110. Universal Periodic Review 2022: Scottish Government Position Statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas since 2017 to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

  111. Trade Minister highlights human rights concerns

    The UK Government’s intended approach to current free trade agreement negotiations with Israel raises concerns over human rights issues, according to Trade Minister Ivan McKee.

  112. Further help for Ukraine

    £65 million of funding for military aid.

  113. UK Bill of Rights condemned

    Call for Scottish Parliament to be consulted.

  114. Protecting children’s rights

    Next steps for landmark legislation.

  115. Tackling inequalities through economic recovery

    Centre of Expertise in Equality and Human Rights established.

  116. Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024

    Scottish Government procurement strategy covering the period from April 2022 to March 2024.

  117. Independent group on marches and parades

    Experts to consider ways to promote peaceful assemblies.

  118. Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland

    Justice Secretary welcomes report and will now “consider recommendations”.

  119. Victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder

    Information leaflet on eligibility and registration for the victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder.

  120. Gender Recognition Reform Bill

    Simplifying how trans people apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate.

  121. Joint statement on Human Rights Act reform

    Devolved nations criticise ‘unwelcome and unnecessary’ UK Government proposals.

  122. DFM condemns ‘irresponsible’ attack on human rights

    Letter to UK Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

  123. Ending conversion practices

    Expert group to advise on ban in Scotland.

  124. Pledge on children’s rights

    Work on landmark legislation will continue.

  125. Next Step Towards Scottish Human Rights Bill

    Advisory board meets for first time to progress innovative proposals.

  126. National Taskforce for Human Rights report: recommendations - easy read

    Easy read version of the recommendations in the report of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.

  127. Landmark for children’s rights

    MSPs back UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill.

  128. New Human Rights Bill

    Four United Nations treaties will be added to Scots law.

  129. Review of international development

    New focus on tackling gender inequality.

  130. Defending the Human Rights Act

    Current law must be protected.

  131. Launch of £7 million Equality and Human Rights Fund

    Projects invited to apply for support.

  132. Tackling food insecurity and poverty

    Response to United Nations call for urgent action.

  133. Strengthening children’s rights

    UNCRC to be incorporated into Scots Law.

  134. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: consultation analysis

    Analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) consultation responses and events which took place over summer 2019.

  135. Progressing the human rights of children in Scotland action plan 2018-2021: progress report 2019

    Sets out progress made in taking forward actions in the Progressing the Human Rights of Children in Scotland: An Action Plan 2018 to 2021 since December 2018.

  136. Letter to children and young people in Scotland

    Thank you letter from Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People, to acknowledge the contribution of children and young people during 2018-2019.

  137. Prisoner voting consultation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of the responses to the consultation on prisoner voting.

  138. Serco plans for lock change evictions in Glasgow

    Communities Secretary writes to UK Immigration Minister.

  139. Extreme poverty and human rights: response to UN Special Rapporteur

    In November 2018, a UN Special Rapporteur conducted a country visit to the UK, including Scotland.

  140. Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law: consultation

    Views sought on how best to incorporate 'gold standard' for children's rights into domestic law and improve the lives of children and young people.

  141. Improving children’s rights

    Consultation on incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  142. Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

    Guide to children's rights legislation, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).

  143. UN convention against torture: our position statement

    Account of progress in Scotland in giving effect to the UN Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in advance of a review of the UK by the UN Committee Against Torture in May 2019.

  144. Supporting gender equality

    First Minister appointed UN Women Global Advocate.

  145. Slavery and human trafficking: guidance for businesses

    Tailored advice for all businesses in Scotland, regardless of size.

  146. Strengthening protection from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): consultation

    We are seeking views on plans to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence. 

  147. Support for asylum seekers threatened with eviction

    £110,000 for emergency response.

  148. Police biometric data use to be improved

    New code of practice on retaining DNA, fingerprints and images.

  149. Defending human rights

    Protecting against prejudice and discrimination.

  150. Action on sexual harassment

    Women need confidence in reporting procedures.

  151. Ambition on human rights

    Advisory Group meets for first time.

  152. New powers to tackle human trafficking

    Trafficking and Exploitation Risk Orders in force.

  153. Dignity, equality and human rights for all: ministerial statement

    Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities Angela Constance addresses Scottish Parliament.

  154. UK welfare policy: impact on families with children

    Report focusing on the financial impacts of UK welfare policy on families with children.

  155. Human trafficking is closer to home than most Scots think

    Increasing number of potential victims being identified in Scotland.

  156. Extending children's rights guidance: consultation

    Consultation on non-statutory guidance for education authorities and schools regarding the rights of children aged 12 to 15 years.

  157. Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  158. Young performers: a guide for parents and guardians

    A guide aimed at parents and guardians of children wishing to perform on stage or screen, or take part in sporting or modelling activities.

  159. Young performers: a guide for parents and guardians

    A guide aimed at parents and guardians of children wishing to perform on stage or screen, or take part in sporting or modelling activities.

  160. Employment of children: a guide for children

    A guide aimed at children between the age of 13 and school leaving age looking for employment.

  161. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: summary

    Summary document of our main trafficking and exploitation strategy.

  162. Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  163. Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

    Our strategy to work with partners to make Scotland a more hostile place for human trafficking.

  164. Tackling the disability employment gap

    New measures to support job opportunities for disabled people

  165. Experience Panel volunteers

    More than 2,000 people recruited.

  166. A broken asylum system

    Equalities Secretary speaks out on ‘outrage’ of UK’s approach to asylum.

  167. Standing up for human rights

    Scottish progress ahead of UN review.

  168. Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

    Scottish Government will not apply two child cap to Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

  169. Funding for conflict zone peacekeeping

    FM announces £1.2m to train 200 women during UN address.

  170. New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  171. Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  172. Brexit threat to human rights

    UN warns UK Government’s plans risk opening ‘Pandora’s Box’ for ‘deregulation and regression’.

  173. Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  174. Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  175. Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  176. Review of hate crime legislation

    Prominent judge to chair independent review.

  177. Call for protection of EU employment laws

    Human Rights debate in Parliament.

  178. Scottish Government appoints Race Equality Framework Adviser

    Kaliani Lyle to provide insight and advice on implementing Framework actions.

  179. Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  180. Tackling gender stereotyping

    Changing young people’s attitudes to violence against women.

  181. Hate crime must be eradicated

    Nation-wide campaign will aim to raise awareness.

  182. Scotland welcomes refugees

    Next phase in strategy to support refugees.

  183. Ending human trafficking

    Strategy to focus on breaking up trafficking groups and supporting victims.

  184. Action on child refugees

    Partnership working with CoSLA continues.

  185. UK 'reckless' to repeal human rights act

    Constance vows to fight against ‘out of touch’ UK Government.

  186. Human trafficking laws now in force

    Convicted Traffickers could now face life imprisonment.

  187. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: position statement

    Our response to issues raised by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

  188. Protecting human rights

    FM outlines Scotland’s commitment to the Human Rights Act.

  189. Young performers licensing: a guide for local authorities

    A guide for local authorities, individuals or bodies who are required to organise performances or licensed sporting or modelling activities involving children and young people.

  190. Children's advocacy guidance

    Guidance on how to support children and young people to make informed decisions on matters which influence their lives.

  191. Do the Right Thing: children's rights progress report

    A progress report on our response to the 2008 concluding observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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