1. NEWS

    09 May 2019 17:05

    Vulnerable Witnesses Bill passed

    Milestone to improve the experiences of child witnesses.

  2. NEWS

    01 Mar 2019 07:45

    More support for child witnesses of domestic abuse

    Amendment proposed for Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill.

  3. Publication

    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.

  4. Research and analysis

    27 Feb 2019

    Hate crime: availability of information recorded by the police in Scotland

    Update on work by our statisticians and Police Scotland to review the availability of information on hate crime.

  5. Consultation paper

    15 Feb 2019

    Equally Safe: consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault

    We are seeking your views on proposals to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault.

  6. Progress report

    21 Jan 2019

    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.

  7. Consultation paper

    30 Nov 2018

    Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse: consultation

    A consultation to improve multi-agency risk assessment centres for victims of domestic abuse in Scotland.

  8. Statistics

    27 Nov 2018

    Domestic abuse in Scotland: 2017 - 2018 statistics

    Characteristics of victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse incidents recorded by the police in Scotland.

  9. Consultation analysis

    12 Nov 2018

    Establishing a statutory appropriate adult service in Scotland: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to our public consultation on establishing a statutory appropriate adult service in Scotland.

  10. Advice and guidance

    01 Nov 2018

    Victims' code for Scotland

    If you are a victim of crime you have a number of rights. Victims' Code sets out these rights, how you can exercise them and the relevant authorities to contact should you need further help and advice.

  11. Consultation paper

    31 Oct 2018

    Clinical pathways to support adults who experienced sexual assault: consultation

    We are seeking views on the clinical pathways and guidance for healthcare professionals working to support adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault.

  12. Research and analysis

    10 Oct 2018

    Justice vision and priorities delivery plan 2018-2019 and overview of progress 2017-2018

    Overview of progress to the actions set out in 2017-2018 Justice Vision and Priorities Delivery Plan and new approaches and additional actions for the coming year 2018-2019.

  13. Advice and guidance

    09 Oct 2018

    Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors

    This toolkit provides resources to enable survivor support organisations become more sustainable.

  14. Progress report

    05 Oct 2018

    Honouring the lived experience: Rape and Sexual Assault‎ Victims Taskforce option appraisal report

    A report summarising the approach, methodology, findings and recommendations of the options appraisal exercise carried out in June 2018 as part of the Chief Medical Officer's Taskforce to Improve Services for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.

  15. Impact assessment

    13 Jun 2018

    Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: CRWIA

    Child rights and wellbeing assessment of proposed legislation to strengthen the rights of victims and witnesses.

  16. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 11:30

    Tackling sexual violence and harassment on campus

    New toolkit to address gender-based violence in universities and colleges.

  17. NEWS

    17 Apr 2018 10:00

    Tackling domestic abuse

    £2.8 million to rehabilitate offenders.

  18. Consultation paper

    03 Apr 2018

    Establishing a statutory appropriate adult service in Scotland: consultation

    Consultation on establishing a statutory appropriate adult service in Scotland.

  19. NEWS

    02 Apr 2018 00:01

    More help for trafficking victims

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

  20. NEWS

    01 Mar 2018 10:30

    Supporting victims of rape

    Matheson announces £1.7m to extend advocacy service after successful pilot.

  21. NEWS

    20 Dec 2017 09:30

    Improving support for rape victims

    £2.25 million to implement new forensic medical examination standards.

  22. Factsheet

    21 Nov 2017

    Support for victims and witnesses of crime: workshop report

    Summary of September 2017 event focusing on information and support for victims and witnesses of crime.

  23. Statistics

    24 Oct 2017

    Domestic abuse in Scotland: 2016 - 2017 statistics

    Characteristics of victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse incidents recorded by the police in Scotland.

  24. NEWS

    18 Aug 2017 15:00

    Supporting victims of sexual assault

    Funding to expand services in Orkney and Shetland.

  25. Strategy/plan

    11 Jul 2017

    Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities delivery plan, 2017-2018

    Delivery plan setting out key actions for 2017-2018 to help progress the seven priorities set out in the Justice vision document.