Publication - Consultation analysis

Equally Safe consultation: analysis of responses

Published: 29 Aug 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781839600647

Analysis of responses to our consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault.

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63 page PDF

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Contents
Equally Safe consultation: analysis of responses
Appendix 6: Other Comments

63 page PDF

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Appendix 6: Other Comments

New information provided in response to the final question

  • One raised the issue of support for the carers of victims, noting the significant impact of rape and sexual violence on the circle around the victim. They suggested that holistic support for the network around the victim should be part of trauma-informed care.
  • Another identified scope to improve levels of support for children by going beyond the current focus on health and justice. They suggested the Scottish Government ‘join up the somewhat parallel improvement journeys in health, justice and social care, in order to significantly drive forward the development of this best practise model in Scotland’.
  • One highlighted their support for the proposals contained within consultation paper, noting they will maximise the scientific support for investigation of crime and subsequent prosecutions.
  • Another called for details about how any performance standards linked to implementation and delivery will be monitored.
  • Consideration of the surroundings in which forensic interviews take place was called for by one respondent. Examples in this response included making sure the settings are child-friendly, or conversely, appropriate for adults.

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