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Secure Care Written Answer, 01/04/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (LD) question asking the Scottish Government how many young people have been admitted to secure care accommodation in each year since 2007, broken down by (a) gender, (b) age and (c) institution.

Offences against children Written Answer, 01/04/14 [S]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 1 April 2014 in response to Diana Johnson (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections (a) 1 and 2, where the victim was a child, and (b) 18, 19 and 20(1), (2)(a) and (3) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 in each of the last four years.

Female Genital Mutilation, 21/03/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a letter issued to schools from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Human Trafficking Written Answer, 20/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in response to Paul Blomfield's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for the Home Department how trafficked children will be identified and referred to the Government's new personal advocates trial for child victims of trafficking; and if she will make a statement.

Human Trafficking Oral Question, 20/03/14 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 20 March 2014 Jenny Marra (Lab) asked the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to tackle human trafficking.

New human trafficking bill for Scotland, 17/03/14 [S]
A dedicated Human Trafficking Bill for Scotland is to be introduced by Scottish Ministers.

Draft Modern Slavery Bill, 06/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The Lords Commons Joint Committee on Draft Modern Slavery Bill has been taking evidence on aims to simplify procedures for the prosecution of those involved in or convicted of slavery and human trafficking offences.

Tackling sectarianism, 28/02/14 [S]
A further 861,558 is to be invested in community projects to tackle sectarianism across Scotland. Community Safety Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, announced the funding as the Scottish Government published its response to the report of the independent Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism.

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Debate, 27/02/14 [S]
During its meeting of 27 February 2014 the Scottish Parliament debated the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. The debate was opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill.

Neglected needs: girls in the criminal justice system, 27/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This Briefing from Penal Reform International and Inter-Agency Panel on Juvenile Justice examines the specific challenges faced by girls in contact with the criminal justice system and makes recommendations for strengthening the protection of their rights.