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  • Equally Safe: A consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault

    This consultation explored how legislation might improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault. It addressed recommendations made by the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICS) to strengthen the delivery of healthcare and forensic medical services and... More
    Closed 8 May 2019
  • Animal Health & Welfare Act Amendment Consultation 2019

    Seeking views on proposals to strengthen the enforcement of animal welfare legislation by; increasing the maximum available penalties for certain animal cruelty offences (including offences involving attacks on service animals); enabling secondary legislation to be made that will... More
    Closed 26 April 2019
  • Rural Assets Strategy Consultation

    Crown Estate Scotland is a public corporation. We manage and innovate with land and property – seabed, coastline, rural estates and more – to deliver wider value. Collectively, the assets are referred to as the Scottish Crown Estate. We help families, businesses & communities to live,... More
    Closed 26 April 2019
  • A consultation on local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation

    This Scottish Government consultation paper invites your views on implementing the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) recommendation to commence the Local Connection and Intentionality provisions in the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. The HARSAG also recommended narrowing... More
    Closed 25 April 2019
  • Proposals for Changes to Protected Trust Deeds

    The Scottish Government has a range of statutory debt solutions to help those dealing with debt - bankruptcy, protected trust deeds (PTDs) and the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS). The consultation seeks views on proposals to help address some concerns identified with the operation of PTDs.... More
    Closed 19 April 2019
  • Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

    Scottish Ministers remain committed to the concept and reality of Scotland as a Good Food Nation. A great deal of work is already happening now to make a real and positive difference to the lives of the people of Scotland: helping to improve their access to, and understanding of, the... More
    Closed 18 April 2019
  • Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill

    The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 extends and enhances the rights of unpaid carers in Scotland by giving ALL carers the right to an adult carer support plan or young carer statement. These documents identify the outcomes that are important to the carer; their needs; and any support to be provided.... More
    Closed 12 April 2019
  • Inshore Fisheries Pilot: Inner Sound of Skye - A Consultation

    The Scottish Government launched the Inshore Fisheries Pilots initiative in July 2017 with the aim of exploring alternative approaches to managing inshore fisheries. The initiative seeks to explore two approaches to fisheries management: a more localised approach where fishing... More
    Closed 11 April 2019
  • Job Grant Consultation

    The Scottish Government is consulting on its key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment. The grant will be paid to 16-24 year olds (up to 26 years old for care leavers)... More
    Closed 9 April 2019
  • Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019-2024

    Scotland’s climate is warming, the growing season is getting longer, and we are facing more extreme weather and rising sea levels. We need to adapt to these changes, reduce risks and take advantage of new opportunities to safeguard our future and bring wide-ranging benefits to everyone in... More
    Closed 9 April 2019
  • Defamation in Scots law

    In December 2017 the Scottish Law Commission (“the Commission”) published their Report on Defamation which aimed to reform Scots law on defamation. This consultation seeks views on some recommendations made by the Commission in the following areas: The statutory threshold test of... More
    Closed 5 April 2019
  • Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse

    A multi-agency risk assessment is a regular, local meeting where information about domestic abuse victims at risk of the most serious levels of harm (including murder) is shared between representatives from a range of local agencies to inform a coordinated action plan to increase the safety of the... More
    Closed 1 April 2019
  • Consultation on Scottish Charity Law

    This consultation seeks views on potential improvements to the statutory charity regulation framework in Scotland, in light of proposals put forward by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The proposals broadly focus on improvements to charity law that would increase transparency and... More
    Closed 1 April 2019
  • Consultation on protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse

    The consultation seeks views on proposals to create new protective orders that could be used to keep people at risk of domestic abuse safe by banning perpetrators from their homes and on also seeks views on whether changes are needed to the current system of exclusion orders which allow a victim... More
    Closed 29 March 2019
  • Transforming Parole in Scotland

    The aim of this consultation is to seek your views on further reforms we are considering making to our justice system to improve the experience of victims in the parole process, increase openness and transparency of the Parole Board for Scotland and ensure the independence of the Parole Board is... More
    Closed 27 March 2019
  • Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in relation to Policing: Independent Review

    Dame Elish Angiolini’s Independent Review has been established to look at all aspects of police complaints handling, investigations and misconduct. This Call for Evidence is being issued to the public to help inform that Independent Review. Evidence is welcomed from all individuals or... More
    Closed 13 March 2019
  • Amendments to Scottish Road Works Regulations 2018

    Minor amendments are need to both the Road Works (Qualifications of Operative and Supervisors (Scotland) Regulations 2017 and the Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2017. This consultation seeks views on both proposed amendments. More
    Closed 8 March 2019
  • Consultation on Prisoner Voting

    This is the Scottish Government’s consultation on Prisoner Voting. It sets out the Scottish Government’s proposal for ensuring compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights on the matter of prisoners voting. The proposal relates to Scottish Parliament and local government elections. ... More
    Closed 8 March 2019
  • Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011: Consultation on the revised Model Records Management Plan

    The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 requires named Scottish public authorities to produce and submit a records management plan (“RMP”), setting out proper arrangements for the management of an authority’s public records, to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland (“the Keeper”) for his... More
    Closed 7 March 2019
  • Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

    Consulting on Lord Bracadale's recommendations as per his review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland. The consultation asks questions on our approach to consolidating all Scottish Hate Crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations. During the consultation we will be running... More
    Closed 24 February 2019
  • Mesothelioma Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

    Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. In order to ensure success of the National Cancer QPIs in driving quality improvement it is... More
    Closed 8 February 2019
  • A consultation on the draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions (2019-2024)

    The draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions sets out the vision of improving diagnosis, treatment and care of people with neurological conditions in Scotland, and describes our commitments to achieve this vision. This consultation invites people living with neurological... More
    Closed 8 February 2019
  • Clinical Pathways and Guidance for Healthcare Professionals Working to Support Adults who Present Having Experienced Rape or Sexual Assault in Scotland

    The consultation is seeking views from people with lived experience and professionals, on the clinical pathways and guidance for healthcare professionals working to support adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault in Scotland. It outlines: processes for supporting the... More
    Closed 4 February 2019
  • Consultation on Review of Scottish Government’s suite of Good Practice Principles for Renewable Energy Developments

    The Scottish Government has a suite of Good Practice Principles as follows: Community Benefits from Onshore Renewable Energy Developments . Shared Ownership of Onshore Renewable Energy Developments . Community Benefits from Offshore Renewable Energy Developments . These... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Success Fee Agreements in Scotland

    'Success fees' are the fees charged by a solicitor or claims management company for acting for an individual in civil cases, often known as 'no-win, no-fee' cases. The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 ('the Act') introduces caps on the percentages that... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Motorsports On Closed Public Roads

    Scotland has a long and proud tradition in the world of motorsports and the Scottish Government recognise the need to balance the potential for economic benefit and public enjoyment from such events with a high degree of safety, both for spectators and road users. Local authorities currently... More
    Closed 28 January 2019
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence. This consultation seeks views on this, and also seeks views on additional provisions... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Transportation Noise Action Plan

    The Environmental Noise Directive (END) was adopted in 2004 and requires member states to bring about measures which are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce, on a prioritised area basis, the harmful effects, including annoyance due to the exposure to environmental noise. The Directive... More
    Closed 16 January 2019
  • Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt

    Too many of us in Scotland have a poor diet and an unhealthy weight, which can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing. This is in part because we generally consume too many calories and too much fat, sugar and salt. In seeking to reduce population-level intakes of calories, fat,... More
    Closed 9 January 2019
  • The future of civil partnership in Scotland

    The consultation sets out two options for the future of civil partnership in Scotland. The first involves closure of civil partnership to new relationships from a specific date in the future. The second involves making civil partnership available to opposite sex couples. More
    Closed 21 December 2018
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