Publication - Consultation paper

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

Published: 15 Feb 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781787816008

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

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44 page PDF

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

44 page PDF

475.1 kB

Summary of questions

1. Should a specific statutory duty be conferred on Health Boards to provide forensic medical services to victims of rape and sexual assault, for people who have reported to the police as well as for those who have not?

Yes
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Please provide reasons for your response in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

2. Do you have any views on how a legislative framework for the taking and retention of samples, personal data and other evidence in the case of police referral should operate?

Yes
No
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Please provide reasons for your response in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

3. Do you have any views on how a legislative framework for the taking and retention of samples, personal data and other evidence in the case of self-referral should operate?

Yes
No
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Please provide reasons for your response in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

4. More generally, do you have any views on potential impacts of the proposals in the Chapters of this paper on data protection and privacy (the handling of personal data including "special category" data about health)?

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If yes, please outline possible impacts in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider. ]

5. How might legislation help safeguard victims' rights to respect for their dignity?

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Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

6. More generally, do you have any views on potential impacts of the proposals in the Chapters of this paper on human rights (including economic, social and cultural rights such as the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health)?

Yes
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If yes, please outline possible impacts in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider. For example, any particularly relevant general comments, recommendations or other guidance by treaty monitoring bodies on the interpretation and implementation of treaties – and any relevant international obligations not mentioned in this consultation paper.

7. Should special provisions be included in legislation to reflect the distinct position and needs of children and young people? Do you have any views on how such special provisions should operate?

Yes
No
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Please provide reasons for your response in the box below and, if Yes, outline what special provisions might be required. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

8. More generally, do you have any views on potential impacts of the proposals in the Chapters of this paper on children and young people including their human rights or wellbeing?

Yes
No
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If yes, please outline possible impacts in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider. For example, any particularly relevant general comments or other publications by the International Committee on the Rights of the Child.

9. Do you have any views on potential impacts of the proposals in this paper on equalities (the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation)?

Yes
No
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If yes, please outline possible impacts in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

10. Do you have any views on potential impacts of the proposals in this paper on socio-economic equality (the Fairer Scotland Duty)?

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If yes, please outline possible impacts in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

11. Do you have any views on potential impacts of the proposals in this paper on people in rural or island communities?

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12. Do you have any views on the financial implications of the proposals in this consultation paper for NHS Scotland and other bodies?

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If yes, please outline possible implications in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.

13. Finally, do you have any other comments that have not been captured in the responses to the other questions you have provided?

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If yes, please provide comments in the box below. Please be as specific as you can and include any resources or references to evidence on this topic that we should consider.


Contact

Email: Keir.Liddle@gov.scot