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Analysis Of Responses To The Consultation On Draft Statutory Guidance For Parts 4, 5 & 18 (Section 96) Of The Children And Young
This is a report on Analysis of Responses to the Consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 & 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Consultation On The Removal Of The 3 Year Limitation Period From Civil Actions For Damages For Personal Injury For In Care Survi
This consultation seeks views on a number of matters around the removal of the 3 year limitation period (also known as time-bar) for survivors of historical abuse. Responses to the consultation will inform the development of legislative proposals to remove the 3 year limitation period.

Air Weapons and Licensing Bill passed by Scottish Parliament, 25/06/15 [S]
During its meeting of 25 June 2015 the Scottish Parliament passed the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill at Stage 3.

New licensing laws passed, 25/06/15 [S]
A Bill to tighten access to air weapons in Scotland and other measures to improve public safety has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

Consultation on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, 20/05/15 - 12/08/15 [S]
This consultation paper sets out specific proposals to reform the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 to allow more people with previous criminal activity to be able to move away from their past offending behaviour and to reduce the length of time most people will have to disclose their previous criminal activity.

Justice Committee welcomes measures in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill, 24/04/15 [S]
The Justice Committee has today supported the general principles of a Bill that aims to strengthen the criminal law against human trafficking and exploitation as well as ensuring that victims have access to appropriate support immediately.

Child Sexual Exploitation Oral Question, 23/04/15 [S]
During First Ministers Question Time on 23 April 2015 Christina McKelive (SNP) asked the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to investigate current and historical child sexual exploitation

National Stalking Awareness Day Debate, 22/04/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 22 April 2015 on National Stalking Awareness Day, the debate was opened by Rhoda Grant (Lab).

Justice Commitee take evidence on the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill 31/03/15 [S]
During its meeting of 31 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee took evidence on the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill.

Equally Safe - Reforming the Criminal law to Address Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences, 26/03/15 - 19/06/15 [S]
A Scottish Government consultation on proposals to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images, the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases, the extra-territorial effect of the law concerning sexual offences committed against children and the circumstances in which a court can grant a non-harassment order.