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Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill Briefing, 10/04/13 [S}

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre has published a briefing on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill seeks to make provision for:

  •  rights and support for victims and witnesses (primarily in relation to criminal cases)
  • the establishment of a National Confidential Forum (functioning as a committee of the Mental Welfare Commission) to provide a forum for adults who were in institutional care as children, including those who were abused, or who witnessed such abuse, whilst in such care
This briefing provides information on the background to the Bill and the key proposals contained therein.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill