Human trafficking

  1. Recorded Crime in Scotland: year ending September 2022

    Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland in the year ending September 2022, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

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

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas to implement the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

  3. 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.

  4. Embedding children's rights: position statement

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Conversion practices - LGBT+ people of colour and minority ethnic faith experiences: research report

    Members of the Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices conducted further research to understand more about conversion practices in minority ethnic faith communities and communities of colour and the impact of measures to end conversion practices on them.

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

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

  10. 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.

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

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

  12. Recorded crime and police activity statistics consultation: summary of responses

    Summarises the responses to the consultation on the future of recorded crime and police activity statistics. It also outlines a package of changes to the production of Scotland’s recorded crime statistics.

  13. Serious Organised Crime strategy

    The Serious Organised Crime Taskforce Strategy seeks to close the potential gap between intelligence and tasking through the better use of threat assessments and aims to reduce the harm caused by serious organised crime by ensuring that all partner bodies work together.

  14. 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.

  15. New vision for justice

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

  16. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: fourth annual progress report - 2020 to 2021

    Report setting out progress implementing the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy from 2020 to 2021.

  17. 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.

  18. Bail and release from custody arrangements: consultation

    Consultation on the use of remand and arrangements around release from custody - two areas which we consider have the potential to contribute to a shift in how prison and imprisonment is used in a modern Scotland.

  19. Recorded Crime Statistics in Scotland: user guide

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

  20. Recorded Crime in Scotland: August 2021

    Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for August 2021.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Procurement strategy: April 2021 to March 2023

    Sets out the Scottish Government’s procurement strategy for 2021 to 2023 and has now been superseded by the 2022 to 2024 procurement strategy.

  24. National guidance for child protection - revised: consultation

    Consultation on a revised version of the National Guidance for Child Protection to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments. The current version of the National Guidance for Child Protection was published in 2014.

  25. Child trafficking: research

    Research on the routes and circumstances of children and young people who have been identified as victims of trafficking and exploitation in Scotland, and their experiences of support services.

  26. Equally Safe - challenging men's demand for prostitution: consultation

    Consultation seeking views on how best to challenge men’s demand for prostitution in Scotland, reducing the harms associated with prostitution and supporting women involved to exit.

  27. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: third annual progress report

    Annual progress report and review of the trafficking and exploitation strategy and a report setting out implementation progress in 2019 to 2020.

  28. Increased funding to support victims of human trafficking

    £1.5 million to help services across Scotland.

  29. Independent child trafficking guardians: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on implementing Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: the appointment and role of independent child trafficking guardians.

  30. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 section 38: consultation analysis

    This report provides an analysis of responses to our consultation on section 38 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 on the duty to notify and provide information about victims.

  31. Human trafficking and exploitation: guidance for health workers

    Advice how to recognise and help victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

  32. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 section 38: consultation

    This consultation document is about section 38 of the Act, which relates to the duty to notify and provide information about victims.

  33. Human trafficking research: summary of findings

    The results of an independent survey of public awareness of human trafficking.

  34. Tackling human trafficking and exploitation

    Duty on public authorities to report trafficking concerns.

  35. 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.

  36. Slavery and human trafficking: guidance for businesses

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

  37. Firms on front line against trafficking and exploitation

    Guidance launched as Justice Secretary calls on businesses to take responsibility.

  38. Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy: first annual progress report

    The first annual progress report sets out the progress made during the first year of implementation of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy.

  39. Heightened awareness of trafficking

    Survey shows more people would report suspicious activity to police.

  40. More help for trafficking victims

    More than £3 million over three years to improve support.

  41. Human trafficking and exploitation newsletters

    All the editions of our human trafficking and exploitation newsletters.

  42. Human trafficking and exploitation (Scotland) act 2015: March 2018 circular

    This has information on the period during which Scottish ministers must secure the provision of support and assistance to adult victims of human trafficking.

  43. Uncovering human trafficking

    Increase in reports of trafficking follows Scottish Government strategy

  44. Human trafficking and exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: January 2018 circular

    This circular provides information on section 12 of the Act which provides for presumption of age for victims of trafficking where there is a dispute.

  45. Human trafficking and exploitation (Scotland) act 2015: June 2017 circular

    This circular covers trafficking and exploitation prevention orders and trafficking and exploitation risk orders.

  46. Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

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

  47. Awareness of human trafficking survey: summary of findings

    The results of an independent survey of public awareness of human trafficking.

  48. Human trafficking and exploitation (Scotland) act 2015: May 2016 circular

    Circular announcing the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 coming into force.

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