Universal periodic review of human rights in the United Kingdom 2017: response to recommendations

The Scottish Government response to recommendations from the third Universal Periodic Review of the UK's overall human rights record in May 2017.

List of abbreviations

ASL Additional Support for Learning
ASN Additional Support Needs
BSG Best Start Grant
BSL British Sign Language
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
CEMVO Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations
CERD Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
CJSW Criminal Justice Social Work
CLW Community Links Worker
CONTEST UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy
COPFS Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
CPCC Child Protection Case Conference
CPIP Child Protection Improvement Programme
CPO Child Protection Order
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
CRC- OP- SC Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CRWIA Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessments
CSE Child sexual exploitation
CTRS Council Tax Reduction Scheme
CYP Act Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
CYPCS Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
CYPIC Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative
DBI Distress Brief Intervention
DDP Disability Delivery Plan
DFM Deputy First Minister
DHP Discretionary Housing Payments
DWP Department for Work and Pensions
DYW Developing the Young Workforce
EBS Equality Budget Statement
ECHR European Convention on Human Rights
ECtHR European Court of Human Rights
EEAS Enhanced Enforcement Areas Scheme
EHRC Equality and Human Rights Commission
EHRiC Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee
ELC Early learning and childcare
EQIA Equality Impact Assessment
ESOL English for speakers of other languages
FAI Fatal Accident Inquiry
FCO Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FE Further Education
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FM First Minister
FNP Family Nurse Partnership
FoI Freedom of Information
FSS Fair Start Scotland
GMC General Medical Council
GRC Gender Recognition Certificate
HE Higher Education
HES Historic Environment Scotland
HMCIPS Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland
HMIPS Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland
HMRC Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
HMYOI Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution
HNDA Housing Need and Demand Assessment
HRA Human Rights Act 1998
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICVS Independent Custody Visitors Scotland
IPCO Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office
IPM Independent Prison Monitors
JII Joint Investigative Interview
LBTT Land and Buildings Transactions Tax
LGBTI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex
LHA Local Housing Allowance
LHS Local Housing Strategy
LIFT Low Cost Initiative for First Time Buyers
MA Modern Apprenticeship
MWC Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
NCAIU National Child Abuse Investigation Unit
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NHS National Health Service
NPF National Performance Framework
NPM National Preventive Mechanism
NRPF No recourse to public funds
NSCU National Sexual Crimes Unit
NSSE New Supply Shared Equity
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OJEU Official Journal of the European Union
OMSE Open Market Shared Equity
OPCAT Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
OSC Office of Surveillance Commissioners
PACE Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
PfG Programme for Government
PIRC Police and Investigations Review Commissioner
PSED Public Sector Equality Duty
PTR PlayTalkRead
REF Race Equality Framework
RO Religious Observance
RSHP Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood
SAA Secure accommodation authorisation
SAAS Students Awards Agency for Scotland
SAMH Scottish Association for Mental Health
SCQF Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
SCSB Secure Care Strategic Board
SCTS Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
SDS Skills Development Scotland
SEEP Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme
SFA Scottish Football Association
SFC Scottish Funding Council
SFIU Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit
SGS Scottish Guardianship Service
SG Scottish Government
SHRC Scottish Human Rights Commission
SIDCAAR Self-Inflicted Death in Custody Audit, Analysis and Review
SLAB Scottish Legal Aid Board
SNAP Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights
SPA Scottish Police Authority
SP Scottish Parliament
SPCB Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
SPFL Scottish Professional Football League
SPS Scottish Prison Service
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
SWF Scottish Welfare Fund
TARA Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance
TIE Time for Inclusive Education
TISC Transparency in Supply Chains
UC Universal Credit
UCAS Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
UN United Nations
UNCAT UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
UNGPs UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
UNICEF UN International Children’s Emergency Fund
UPR Universal Periodic Review
WSA Whole System Approach
YOI Young Offenders Institution


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