Forensic medical services - evidence collected: consultation - easy read

We would like to hear your views about evidence collected by forensic medical services, this is a special type of medical examination for people who have experienced rape or sexual assault.

Part 3 Giving your views

You can give us your answers to this consultation either:

online at: Link to Citizen Space Consultation Hub

Responses should reach us by 30 April 2021.

Or if you are unable to respond online, please send your views and comments using the questions below either:

by email to

or by posting a paper copy to:

Lynda Dobinson
CMO Taskforce Unit
Scottish Government
GWR St Andrew’s House
2 Regent Road

Please complete the Respondent Information Form. (see supporting documents)

Responses should reach us by 30 April 2021.

This consultation follows on a Scottish Government Bill on Forensic Medical Services which has become an Act of the Scottish Parliament.  If you would like further background you can find an Easy Read summary here: Link to Easy Read Policy Memorandum.

Question 1

Do you agree that this evidence should be destroyed after 2 years and 2 months?

Question 2

If you do not agree that evidence should be destroyed after 2 years and 2 months, how long do you think it should be kept for?

Question 3 

Why do you feel that way?

Respondent Information Form

Please Note this form must be completed and returned with your response.

To find out how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy policy: Link to Scottish Government privacy policy.

Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?



Full name or organisation’s name:

Phone number:




The Scottish Government would like your permission to publish your consultation response. 

Information for organisations:

The option 'Publish response only (without name)’ is available for individual respondents only. 

If this option is selected, the organisation name will still be published.

If you choose the option 'Do not publish response', your organisation name may still be listed as having responded to the consultation in, for example, the analysis report.

Please indicate your publishing preference:

Publish response with name

Publish response only (without name) 

Do not publish response

We will share your response internally with other Scottish Government policy teams who may be addressing the issues you discuss. 

They may wish to contact you again in the future, but we require your permission to do so. 

Are you content for Scottish Government to contact you again in relation to this consultation exercise?





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