Bail and Release from Custody Arrangements consultation: FOI release

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

Information requested

‘1) The number and names of organisations that the Scottish Government consulted with prior to the launch of the Bail and Release from Custody Arrangements consultation. Please provide the names of any organisations that were consulted with after 18 May 2021 until 15 November 2021.’


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Scottish Government has a record of engaging with 15 organisations prior to the publication of the Bail and Release from Custody Arrangements Consultation on 15 November 2020. Please note that 2 of these are umbrella organisations with wide membership consisting of other organisations.

Below please find the name of each organisation who were engaged with between 18 May 2021 and 14 November:

1. Community Justice Scotland
3. Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum
4. Crown Office and Prosecutor Fiscal Service
5. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland
6. Howard League Scotland
7. Judicial Institute
8. Parole Board for Scotland/Parole Scotland
9. Police Scotland
10. Risk Management Authority
11. Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
12. Scottish Prisons Service
13. Scottish Sentencing Council
14. Social Work Scotland
15. Victims’ Organisation Collaboration Forum Scotland

On publication of the consultation on 15 November, over 300 organisations and representatives were alerted to the launch and encouraged to respond, and engagement with stakeholders has continued during the consultation phase.

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