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Justice Secretary announces Cash back for communities funding for Whale Arts

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OVER £40K TO EDINBURGH ORGANISATIONS FROM CASH BACK FOR COMMUNITIESThe Justice Secretary Michael Matheson accompanied by MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald visited Whale Arts today to announce funding of over £40,000 for creative...

Seven new members appointed to the Scottish Police Authority Board

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The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Board have announced the appointment of seven new members.The new members are David Crichton, Gordon Dewar, Martyn Evans,Tom Halpin,Michelle Miller,Mary Pitcaithly and Jane Ryder.Tom Halpin will start in March,...

Politicians respond to chief constable’s resignation

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson today responded in Parliament to the joint statement from the Scottish Police Authority and Phil Gormley, announcing his resignation as Chief Constable.Mr Matheson said:“As members will be aware,...

Greater powers to protect public from human trafficking and exploitation available from today

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The police and courts will have greater powers to protect the public from perpetrators of human trafficking and exploitation from today.Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Orders (TEPOs) can now be used by the courts to...

First anniversary of disclosure scheme for domestic abuse in Scotland

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More than 1000 requests have been made in the first year of the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland (DSDAS), Police Scotland announced today (Saturday 1 October 2016).Of the 1,044 requests for disclosure...

Craigroyston fight bullying with peer mentoring programme

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson went to Craigroyston Community High School in the capital today to see how a scheme designed to tackle violence and bullying amongst young people is improving the confidence of...

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