UN convention against torture: our position statement

Account of progress in Scotland in giving effect to the UN Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in advance of a review of the UK by the UN Committee Against Torture in May 2019.

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

AFO Authorised Firearms Officers

CAMH Child and Adolescent Mental Health

CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CED Conducted Energy Device (TASER)

CI Care Inspectorate

CICA Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

CICS Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

CJSW Criminal Justice Social Work

CoE Code of Ethics

COPFS Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

CSO Compulsory Supervision Order

CSWO Chief Social Work Officer

ECHR European Convention on Human Rights

ETBB Equal Treatment Bench Book

FAI Fatal Accident Inquiry

FGM Female Genital Mutilation

GMC General Medical Council

HIS Healthcare Improvement Scotland

HMCIP Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons

HMCIPS Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland

HMICS Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland

HMIPS Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland

HRA Human Rights Act 1998

ICVS Independent Custody Visitors Scotland

IPM Independent Prison Monitors

JII Joint Investigative Interview

KWISA Kenyan Women in Scotland Association

MWCS Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

NES NHS Education for Scotland

NPF National Performance Framework

NPM National Preventive Mechanism

Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

PfG Programme for Government

PIRC Police and Investigations Review Commissioner

PSE Personal and Social Education

RSHP Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education

SAA Secure Accommodation Authorisation

SCSB Secure Care Strategic Board

SCTS Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

SFIU Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit

SHRC Scottish Human Rights Commission

SPA Scottish Police Authority

SPS Scottish Prison Service

SPSO Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

SRU Separation and Reintegration Unit

STO Specially Trained Officer

TARA Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance

TISC Transparency in Supply Chains

UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

WSA Whole System Approach

YOI Young Offender Institution


Email: David.Holmes@gov.scot

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