Protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse: consultation
Seeks views on proposals to create new protective orders to keep people at risk of domestic abuse safe by banning perpetrators from their homes.
Part Four: Responding to the Consultation
Please respond to this consultation by Friday 29 March 2019.
You can view and respond to this consultation online at: https://consult.gov.scot/criminal-justice/risk-of-domestic-abuse.
You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 29 March 2019 .
If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your Response" below to:
Criminal Law and Practice Team
St Andrews House
Or by e-mail to email@example.com
Questions are raised throughout this consultation but they can all be found and answered in the questionnaire at Annex D to this consultation paper.
Handling your response
If you respond using the Scottish Government's consultation platform, Citizen Space (http://consult.scotland.gov.uk), you will be automatically directed to the Respondent Information Form. Please use this to indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be published.
If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form attached to the end of this document as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.
All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Next steps in the process
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.scotland.gov.uk in the Scottish Government Library. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the Scottish Government Library on 0131 244 4552. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so.
Comments about the consultation process
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Government consultation process
Typically Scottish Government consultations involve a written paper inviting answers to specific questions or more general views about the material presented. Written papers are distributed to organisations and individuals with an interest in the issue, and they are also placed on the Scottish Government web site enabling a wider audience to access the paper and submit their responses.
Consultation is an essential part the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to get your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work.
You can find all our consultations online: http://consult.scotland.gov.uk. Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post.
Consultations may involve seeking views in a number of different ways, such as public meetings, focus groups, or other online methods such as Dialogue (http://ideas.scotland.gov.uk).
After a consultation is closed we publish all responses where we have been given permission to do so.
Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence.
We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:
- indicate the need for policy development or review
- inform the development of a particular policy
- help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
- be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented
While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant public body.
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