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Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Assault Oral Question, 6/05/15 [S]

During General Question Time on 6 May 2015 Annabel Goldie (Con) asked the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the implementation of the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse Scotland, which was piloted in Aberdeen and Ayrshire.

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson replied, that the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse Scotland is still being piloted. The six-month pilots in Aberdeen and Ayrshire will formally end on Sunday 31 May and will be independently evaluated by the University of Glasgow. I confirm that the schemes will continue to operate in Aberdeen and Ayrshire pending the outcome of that evaluation.

I am optimistic that the learning from those pilots will support a roll-out across Scotland. Although the practical implementation of the scheme is for Police Scotland to determine and take forward, the Scottish Government will of course continue to work with it and to support that work.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 6 May 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 6 May 2015