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  1. Tackling inequalities through economic recovery

    Centre of Expertise in Equality and Human Rights established.

  2. Children and Young People's Voices Matter: progress report - March 2022

    Report on progress made on the actions agreed at the fifth annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people on 16 March 2021.

  3. Introduction to children’s rights: training tool

    Training resource relating to children’s rights and the children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA).

  4. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  5. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - March 2022

    Our first 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

  8. Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Working Group report: supporting document

    This supporting document provides further information on the values, principles and standards for participation, democratic innovations and citizens' assemblies that the Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy (IPDD) Working Group recommends are collectively adopted.

  9. Scotland's Open Government action plan: 2021 to 2025

    Scotland’s third national action plan as a member of the Open Government Partnership.

  10. Independent group on marches and parades

    Experts to consider ways to promote peaceful assemblies.

  11. National Islands Plan: annual report 2021

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan.

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-directed support: guidance - 11 March 2022

    Version 4 of guidance on self-directed support during the coronavirus pandemic published on 11 March 2022.

  13. Human Rights Act reform consultation: Scottish Government response

    Our formal response to the UK Government's consultation on its proposals to replace the Human Rights Act with a "modern Bill of Rights".

  14. Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland

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

  15. 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.

  16. Gender Recognition Reform Bill

    Simplifying how trans people apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate.

  17. Joint statement on Human Rights Act reform

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

  18. Data collection - protected characteristics: guidance - equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for guidance for public bodies on the collection of data related to age, disability, ethnic group, religion/belief and sexual orientation.

  19. Data collection and publication - sexual orientation: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on sexual orientation.

  20. Data collection and publication - religion/belief: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on religion/belief.

  21. Data collection and publication - ethnic group: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on ethnic group.

  22. Data collection and publication - disability: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on disability.

  23. Data collection and publication - age: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on age.

  24. Bairns' Hoose: project plan

    This project plan sets out the steps we will take to meet our Programme for Government Commitment which aims to ensure that all eligible children in Scotland will have access to a ‘Bairns’ Hoose’ by 2025.

  25. Public sector equality duty: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation on the review into the operation of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Scotland.

  26. 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.

  27. Coming Home Implementation: report from the Working Group on Complex Care and Delayed Discharge

    The report from the working group into Delayed Discharge and Complex Care which makes recommendations of actions to be taken at national and local levels to reduce the number of delayed discharges and out-of-area placements for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  28. Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020: Tenth report on the Scottish Ministers' responses to requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

    Report on the Scottish Ministers’ handling of requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for the period from 27 November 2021 to 26 January 2022.

  29. 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.

  30. Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on children and young people: children's rights and wellbeing assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing assessment (CRWIA) providing an update on the evidence of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and the wider pandemic on babies, children and young people.

  31. Adult Disability Payment Q&A

    Frequently asked questions and answers for Adult Disability Payment, the new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  32. Primary care mental health models in Scotland

    This paper informed the Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommendations, providing examples and success factors, of various Mental Health models that are in place across Health Boards in Scotland.

  33. Short Life Working Group for Mental Health in Primary Care: report

    The Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommended the establishment of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services within areas served by a group of GP practices, providing assessment, advice and support for people who require a mental health or a wellbeing response.

  34. Tackling prejudice and building connected communities action plan: implementation overview

    A report providing an overview of implementation of the actions set out in the Tackling Prejudice and Building Connected Communities Action Plan.

  35. DFM condemns ‘irresponsible’ attack on human rights

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

  36. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  37. Interim Gypsy/Traveller site design guide

    Guide to assist public sector providers of Gypsy/Traveller sites to design and provide high quality accommodation that meets their needs.

  38. Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement 2022-2023

    The Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement (EFSBS) 2022-23 assesses where the Scottish Government is proposing to spend public money and how it aims to reduce inequality. The EFSBS is a supporting document to the Scottish Budget and should be read alongside associated Budget publications.

  39. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – next of kin

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the process and requirements for next of kin applications.

  40. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance - assessment framework

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. The assessment framework will be used by Redress Scotland to assist in making determinations on redress payment levels for individually assessed applications.

  41. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – evidential requirements and determinations by Redress Scotland

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the evidential requirements for the scheme.

  42. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – reimbursement of costs and expenses

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the reimbursement of costs and expenses incurred in connection with an application for redress.

  43. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – nominated beneficiaries

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on nominated beneficiaries.

  44. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – annual reports by Redress Scheme contributors

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the wider redress reporting requirements for those organisations which contribute to the scheme.

  45. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – payments to children

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the factors to be taken in to consideration when making payments to children.

  46. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – waiver, contributions and other routes to redress

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the waiver, the contributions element of the scheme and other routes to redress which applicants may want to consider.

  47. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – payment of legal fees and related decisions made by Redress Scotland

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the payment of legal fees.

  48. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – reviews

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the reviews process.

  49. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – making oral representations

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on making oral representations to Redress Scotland.

  50. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance - eligibility

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the eligibility criteria of the scheme.

  51. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – applicants with convictions for serious offences

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the process, procedure and factors to be taken into consideration where an applicant has a relevant criminal conviction for a serious offence.

  52. Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – pausing, withdrawing and making more than one application

    Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on when an applicant can pause, withdraw or make more than one redress application.

  53. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: financial contributions - statement of principles

    Sets out the principles the Scottish Ministers will use to assess whether an organisation is making a fair and meaningful financial contribution to Scotland's Redress Scheme.

  54. Progressing the human rights of children in Scotland: report 2018 to 2021

    This report discusses actions taken to support and promote the rights of children in Scotland in line with Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Act from 2018 until 2021.

  55. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child implementation: introductory guidance

    Non-statutory guidance developed in partnership with public authorities and the third sector, introducing key concepts within the UNCRC and links with further resources for embedding a children’s rights-based approach in public services.

  56. Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment guidance

    Guidance on how to complete a Children's Rights and Wellbeing Screening Sheet and Impact Assessment (CRWIA). Includes links to useful resources for gathering evidence, involving children and young people in the development of your policy/measure and ensuring decisions are necessary and proportionate.

  57. Ending conversion practices

    Expert group to advise on ban in Scotland.

  58. 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.

  59. Social Security: advocacy service standards

    Sets out the advocacy service standards required by section 11 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  60. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  61. British Sign Language - national plan: progress report

    A progress report on the British Sign Language (BSL) national plan.

  62. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSD) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  63. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  64. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: Equality Impact Assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  65. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: human rights impact assessment

    Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  66. Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: data protection impact assessment - legislative

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  67. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

  68. National Trauma Training Programme: workforce survey 2021

    Main findings from an online survey of the Scottish workforce exploring awareness and attitudes to psychological trauma and trauma-informed practice. The survey was carried out by the Improvement Service as part of the National Trauma Training Programme.

  69. Redress Scheme for survivors of past child abuse in care: information - easy read

    This easy read document is about the financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland. The purpose of the redress scheme is to acknowledge and recognise the harm suffered as a result of that abuse. The redress scheme will offer payments to survivors.

  70. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) draft regulations: scrutiny report

    Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) scrutiny report on the Disability Assistance for Working Age People Regulations

  71. Pledge on children’s rights

    Work on landmark legislation will continue.

  72. Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  73. Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021: guidance – September 2021

    Guidance for responsible bodies about the exercise of the functions conferred on them by the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021.

  74. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft CRWIA

    Draft child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 Amendment Regulations 2021.

  75. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft FSD

    Draft Fairer Scotland Assessment (FSD) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  76. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft BRIA

    Draft business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  77. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations.

  78. Data and Intelligence Network: ethics framework

    Sets out the principles our network will adhere to when running data and intelligence projects so we can deliver insight on the pandemic and wider data issues at pace while keeping ethics at the forefront of our thinking.

  79. Next Step Towards Scottish Human Rights Bill

    Advisory board meets for first time to progress innovative proposals.

  80. Just Transition - A Fairer, Greener Scotland: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government's initial response to the final report of the Just Transition Commission. It sets out our long-term vision for just transition and provides details on our National Just Transition Planning Framework.

  81. Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - asset transfers: social value guidance

    Guidance on social value for the relevant authorities when they are considering asset transfer applications, and should be considered as one part of their overall decision making process.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. Public Sector Leadership Summit on Race Equality in Employment: report

    This report summarises the outcomes of the Public Sector Leadership Summit on Race Equality in Employment that was held by the Scottish Government in March 2021.

  85. Implementation of Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) school coordinators - child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA)

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the implementation of Developing the Young Workforce school coordinators.

  86. A National Care Service for Scotland consultation: easy read

    An easy read version of the National Care Service consultation paper.

  87. Women's health plan: easy read

    Easy read version of the women’s health plan.

  88. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  89. Supporting transgender young people in schools: equality impact assessment

    Assessing how the policy on supporting transgender pupils in school will work best, and how it could affect other groups.

  90. Supporting transgender young people in schools: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the guidance on supporting transgender young people in schools.

  91. Supporting transgender young people in schools: guidance for Scottish schools

    Guidance for schools on supporting transgender young people

  92. Coronavirus (COVID-19) reducing risks in schools guidance for back to school arrangements: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment - August 2021

    Updated Reducing risks in schools guidance (version 6.0) has been developed in consultation with the COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) and with the advice of the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues. This document considers the impact of this guidance on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

  93. Hate Crime Security Fund for places of worship: equality impact assessment

    Summary of the full equality impact assessment (EQIA) conducted on the Hate Crime Security Fund (HCSF). It is considered that the fund will not cause a negative impact on, adversely affect or cause indirect or direct discrimination in relation to the protected characteristics.

  94. 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.

  95. Landmark for children’s rights

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

  96. New Human Rights Bill

    Four United Nations treaties will be added to Scots law.

  97. Review of international development

    New focus on tackling gender inequality.

  98. Defending the Human Rights Act

    Current law must be protected.

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

    Projects invited to apply for support.

  100. Tackling food insecurity and poverty

    Response to United Nations call for urgent action.

  101. Strengthening children’s rights

    UNCRC to be incorporated into Scots Law.

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. Prisoner voting consultation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of the responses to the consultation on prisoner voting.

  106. Serco plans for lock change evictions in Glasgow

    Communities Secretary writes to UK Immigration Minister.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. Improving children’s rights

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

  110. Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: template

    Template and guidance for completing a children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment.

  111. 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).

  112. 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.

  113. Supporting gender equality

    First Minister appointed UN Women Global Advocate.

  114. Universal periodic review of human rights in the United Kingdom 2017: update on five thematic areas

    Our update on progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council recommendations in five thematic areas following the third Universal Periodic Review of human rights in the UK in May 2017.

  115. Slavery and human trafficking: guidance for businesses

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

  116. 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. 

  117. Support for asylum seekers threatened with eviction

    £110,000 for emergency response.

  118. Progressing children's rights in Scotland: an action plan 2018 to 2021 - consultation

    This consultation seeks views to identify actions for progressing the rights of the child from 2018 until 2021.

  119. Letter of rights for persons detained for offences connected with terrorism

    Letter of Rights containing information about a person's rights when detain in relation to terrorist offences.

  120. Police biometric data use to be improved

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

  121. Defending human rights

    Protecting against prejudice and discrimination.

  122. Action on sexual harassment

    Women need confidence in reporting procedures.

  123. Ambition on human rights

    Advisory Group meets for first time.

  124. New powers to tackle human trafficking

    Trafficking and Exploitation Risk Orders in force.

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

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

  126. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: consultation on regulations

    Consultation to inform development of regulations setting out support for adult victims of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

  127. UK welfare policy: impact on families with children

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

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

    Increasing number of potential victims being identified in Scotland.

  129. 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.

  130. Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. Employment of children: a guide for children

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

  134. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: summary

    Summary document of our main trafficking and exploitation strategy.

  135. Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  136. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: equality impact assesment

    Assessment of the effect the human trafficking and exploitation strategy will have on Scottish Government's equality aims.

  137. Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

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

  138. Tackling the disability employment gap

    New measures to support job opportunities for disabled people

  139. Experience Panel volunteers

    More than 2,000 people recruited.

  140. A broken asylum system

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

  141. Standing up for human rights

    Scottish progress ahead of UN review.

  142. Human rights in the UK: Universal Periodic Review, 2017 – Scottish Government position

    Scottish Government position statement on Scotland’s performance against key international human rights obligations.

  143. Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

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

  144. Funding for conflict zone peacekeeping

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

  145. New law to protect children

    Emotional abuse and neglect will be a criminal offence.

  146. Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Scottish Government's assessment of the impacts on children's rights and wellbeing of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

  147. Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  148. Brexit threat to human rights

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

  149. Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  150. Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  151. Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  152. Review of hate crime legislation

    Prominent judge to chair independent review.

  153. Call for protection of EU employment laws

    Human Rights debate in Parliament.

  154. Scottish Government appoints Race Equality Framework Adviser

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

  155. Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  156. Tackling gender stereotyping

    Changing young people’s attitudes to violence against women.

  157. Hate crime must be eradicated

    Nation-wide campaign will aim to raise awareness.

  158. Scotland welcomes refugees

    Next phase in strategy to support refugees.

  159. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 – support for adult victims: consultation

    Seeking views on Section 9(2)(b)(i) of the Act – the length of time for which support and assistance must be given to adult victims of trafficking.

  160. Ending human trafficking

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

  161. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: draft for consultation

    A draft strategy for consultation on tackling human trafficking and exploitation in Scotland.

  162. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: consultation questions

    Questions for consultation on the draft human trafficking and exploitation strategy in Scotland.

  163. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: consultation case studies

    Case studies to illustrate some of the facets of trafficking and exploitation in Scotland today.

  164. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: guide

    Sets out clearly what the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 does.

  165. Action on child refugees

    Partnership working with CoSLA continues.

  166. Draft guidance for children's rights and services planning in Scotland: consultation analysis

    Guidance on Children's Rights (Part 1, section 2) and Children's Services Planning (Part 3) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  167. UK 'reckless' to repeal human rights act

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

  168. Human trafficking laws now in force

    Convicted Traffickers could now face life imprisonment.

  169. United Nations treaties ratified by the UK

    Details the UN treaties that the UK, and therefore Scotland, is signed up to.

  170. 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.

  171. UN children's rights convention: our response to list of issues

    Scottish Government response to the list of issues brought up by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

  172. UN Convention on the Rights of the child: additional evidence

    Further evidence on how we are implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  173. Protecting human rights

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

  174. 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.

  175. Children's advocacy guidance

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

  176. 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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