Parliamentary evidence and consultation responses

As part of our advocacy work, Victim Support Scotland provides written and oral evidence of the experiences of people affected by crime to Members of the Scottish Parliament, and other stakeholders, through various committees to assist with legislation and scrutiny.

22 September 2021 Evidence submission on victims’ rights and support  Criminal Justice Committee
9 March 2021 Stage 3 – Hate Crime & Public Order (Scotland) Bill debate Briefing to MSPs
15 December 2020 Stage 1 – Hate Crime & Public Order (Scotland) Bill debate Briefing to MSPs
30 October 2020 Age of Criminal Responsibility – consultation on Statutory Guidance on the Use of a Place of Safety Scottish Government
16 October 2020 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation)
(Scotland) Bill
Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee
9 October 2020 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) Review Ministry of Justice
7 October 2020 Raising the age of referral to the Principle Reporter Scottish Government
21 August 2020 Sentencing young people guidelines Scottish Sentencing Council
24 July 2020 Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill Scottish Government
28 August 2019 Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law Scottish Government
20 August 2019 Proposed Mediation Bill Scottish Government
29 March 2019 Protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse Scottish Government
May 2019 Equally Safe Scottish Government
1 April 2019 Improving multi-agency risk assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse Scottish Government
19 January 2019 Presumption against short sentencing Scottish Government
21 February 2019 Scottish Hate Crime legislation Scottish Government
27 March 2019 Transforming parole in Scotland Scottish Government

Parliamentary evidence 2018

Parliamentary evidence 2017

Parliamentary evidence 2013 – 2016