1. Impact assessment

    11 Sep 2020

    Children's advocacy in children's hearings: CRWIA

    Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) in relation to the the provision of an advocacy service for children and young people going to children’s hearings.

  2. Statistics

    14 Jul 2020

    Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020

    This publication explores the characteristics of imprisoned people in Scotland. Following several years of sustained decrease, the prison population has risen sharply since 2017-2018 to an annual average of around 8,200 in 2019-2020.

  3. Consultation analysis

    19 Jun 2020

    Youth justice standards: consultation analysis

    We revised the youth justice standards which were first published in 2002. This report provides an analysis of the responses submitted to a consultation to gather views on new draft standards.

  4. Strategy/plan

    28 Feb 2020

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  5. Progress report

    28 Feb 2019

    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.

  6. NEWS

    20 Apr 2017 11:05

    A broken asylum system

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

  7. NEWS

    02 Feb 2017 09:45

    Brexit threat to human rights

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

  8. Advice and guidance

    18 Jun 2014

    Children's advocacy guidance

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