Consultation on the Draft Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014: Analysis of Written Responses

A consultation on the draft Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014 took place between 4 Oct 13 and 31 Jan 14. A total of 36 written responses were received and analysed. Whilst some respondents expressed support for developments to independent monitoring, areas of concern included the general structure and oversight by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, and the proposed roles of Monitors.

Annex 1 The Respondents

Aberdeen City Council

Amnesty International Scotland

Anne Freebairn

Association of Visiting Committees (AVC)

East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership

Falkirk Council

Glasgow City Council Social Work Services

Glasgow Community Justice Authority

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland

HMP Aberdeen Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Addiewell Prison Visiting Committee

HMP and YOI Cornton Vale Over 21s Prison Visiting Committee

HMP and YOI Cornton Vale Under 21s Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Barlinnie Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Dumfries Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Edinburgh Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Glenochil Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Kilmarnock Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Perth Prison Visiting Committee

HMP Shotts Prison Visiting Committee

HMYOI Polmont Prison Visiting Committee

Howard League Scotland

Lerwick Visiting Committee for Legalised Police Cells

Murray Dickie

National Council of Independent Monitoring Boards

North Lanarkshire Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Positive Prison? Positive Futures

Prison Fellowship Scotland

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice

Scottish Human Rights Commission

Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

South Lanarkshire Council Social Work Resources

The Law Society of Scotland


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