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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in relation to prison/prisoners: FOI release

Published: 7 Sep 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
7 Sep 2018
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in relation to prison/prisoners: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02276
Date received: 13 August 2018
Date responded: 6 September 2018
 
Information requested

1) All information that the Scottish Government hold on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in relation to prison/prisoners.

2) All information on the Government’s bill called Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Plan.

Response

I am responding to the first of your questions, as policy responsibility for the second question lies with a different area within the Scottish Government. 

The Scottish Government has not undertaken any research specifically relating to ACEs in prisons/amongst prisoners. However, the Scottish Prison Service covered this topic in their 2017 prisoner survey (pages 36-41): http://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Publications/Publication-6101.aspx

In addition, the available evidence on the links between childhood adversity and criminality and victimisation in adulthood has been summarised in the Scottish Government publication “Understanding Childhood Adversity, Resilience and Crime”:

https://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/05/9962/downloads

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 
The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 
Edinburgh 
EH1 3DG