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  • Violence Against Women and Girls: Your Stories

    At Police Scotland we are committed to listening to the experiences of our communities. We are developing a Violence against Women and Girls Strategy that will be informed by our values, ethics and service standards, and by understanding lived and living experience. The Scottish Government's... More
    Closed 16 October 2022
  • Women's Safety in Public Places - The City of Edinburgh Council Consultation

    This consultation is shared on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council. At its meeting on 30 November 2021, the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee approved a consultation into women and girls' feelings about safety in public spaces in Edinburgh. We recognise that many... More
    Closed 20 September 2022
  • Policing with Empathy: In Conversation With LGBT and Young People From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

    Recent research exploring how police officers interact with members of the public has turned to considering the role of empathy and how they respond to different communities within society. It is now apparent the role of displaying empathy in communication, such as during... More
    Closed 27 July 2022
  • Inquiring Together: Collaborative Research with BAME Communities and Serving Officers

    This national project will support police officers to engage with people who are seldom heard: refugees, migrants and people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Dundee, Glasgow and Aberdeenshire. This will allow a set of policing guidelines to be developed by police officers,... More
    Closed 27 July 2022
  • Accounting for Complexities: An Intersectional Approach to Enhancing Police Practitioner Accountability, Legitimacy & Sustainable Reform

    Intersectionality is a tool and critical lens which illuminates how multiple inequalities intersect. It has become a buzzword in equality and diversity discourse among academics, policymakers, and practitioners alike, yet it is often misunderstood or applied in a performative, surface-level way.... More
    Closed 27 July 2022
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Experiences

    Practitioners from Queen Margaret University are conducting a study that examines refugee and asylum seeker experiences with Police Scotland and associated community protection services. This study acknowledges the valuable role of Police Scotland and its commitment to community... More
    Closed 27 July 2022
  • Caithness: Your Police, You Decide

    Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG) and Police Scotland are working together on an approach called ' Participatory Budgeting '. This will involve local people having a say over how we spend £32,000 in the Caithness area. The project, called Your Police, You Decide ... More
    Closed 24 July 2022
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service: Draft Strategic Plan Consultation

    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) invites you to share your views on their draft Strategic Plan 2022-25 . Their Strategic Plan details the activities they want to achieve to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of Scottish communities, whilst keeping firefighters safe. As close... More
    Closed 10 July 2022
  • To Be Seen and Heard

    Developing photovoice as a method for the police to engage with young people in underserved communities. Sometimes to better hear someone you need to change the way you listen. The aim of this project is to support the police in adopting creative methods to hear from young people about their... More
    Closed 30 April 2022
  • Your Police 2021-2022

    Understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities has played a vital role in shaping our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Public feedback has driven positive changes to operational policing across Scotland during the most challenging of times. As the... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • BSL Version: Your Police 2021-2022

    Understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities has played a vital role in shaping our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Public feedback has driven positive changes to operational policing across Scotland during the most challenging of... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Event Engagement Survey: About your experiences

    It is important to us that we understand the experiences of the public and listen to their views about the way we police events in Scotland. For this reason, we want to hear from those who have attended or experienced events in Scotland recently. What is an event? By... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • BSL Version - Event Engagement Survey: About your experiences

    It is important to us that we understand the experiences of the public and listen to their views about the way we police events in Scotland. For this reason, we want to hear from those who have attended or experienced events in Scotland recently. What... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Have your say about the improvement of policing in Scotland

    This survey is being conducted by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, an independent body responsible for the continuous improvement of policing across Scotland. Who we are HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) is established under the... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People

    A new survey has been launched by LGBT Youth Scotland to gather the views and experiences of LGBT young people aged 13-25 about Life in Scotland. The survey aims to provide a snapshot of life across a whole range of areas, including education, the NHS, mental health, coming out, safety,... More
    Closed 22 December 2021
  • Alcohol & The Law - Alcohol Focus Scotland

    What information would you like to know about alcohol and the law and where would you usually go to find it? If you are aged 13-18, Alcohol Focus Scotland would like to hear your views. The survey will take about 2 minutes to complete. More
    Closed 5 November 2021
  • Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video: Public Consultation

    Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this consultation. Your views are important to us. We will be open and transparent in publishing the findings and how feedback has informed decisions and actions. We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body Worn Video by our... More
    Closed 6 September 2021
  • BSL Version: Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26: Public Consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on the Police Scotland's draft Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26. Our draft plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, and seeks to support the National Gaelic Language Plan’s overarching... More
    Closed 5 September 2021
  • Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26: Public Consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on the Police Scotland's draft Gaelic Language Plan 2021-26. Our draft plan was prepared within the framework of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, and seeks to support the National Gaelic Language Plan’s overarching aim that “Gaelic is... More
    Closed 5 September 2021
  • BSL Version: Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video - Public Consultation

    Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this consultation. Your views are important to us. We will be open and transparent in publishing the findings and how feedback has informed decisions and actions. We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • How can we provide the best support to people affected by crime?

    This survey is about the aftercare options provided by Police Scotland for people who have been a survivor or witness of crime, although anyone can take part. It includes questions about referral to support services for people affected by crime. It also asks about the Victim Care Card, which... More
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • Tell the Scottish Government what you think

    The Scottish Government are inviting anyone in Scotland to take part in Scotland's Open Government idea generation public workshops (5 topics around climate, data & digital, financial transparency, participation, and health), which are for feeding into Scotland’s Open Government... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Have you been affected by crime? Take part...

    The Scottish Government is carrying out a research project to review and improve communications, like leaflets, letters and web pages, which are provided by organisations, such as ourselves, to people who have been affected by crime. What is it about? As part of this... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Corporate Parenting Plan 2021-24

    In April 2014, the Scottish Parliament passed a law called the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. In this Act, a range of organisations in Scotland became corporate parents to looked after children and care leavers. Police Scotland is a corporate parent. We will generally refer to our... More
    Closed 19 April 2021
  • Your Police 2020-2021

    We recognise the importance of understanding the views and priorities of Scotland's diverse communities. This is especially important during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This survey is a platform for you to give us your views and opinions during these challenging times, and... More
    Closed 5 April 2021
  • Experience of using Police Scotland firearms and explosives licensing service 20/21

    We want to understand the experience of people who use our firearms and explosives licensing service. We invite certificate holders to share their experiences of the licensing process and to provide feedback about what works well and what could be improved. Whilst our aim is to meet... More
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video

    Overview We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body Worn Video by our police officers when interacting with the public. The reasons for using Body Worn Video by police to record interactions with the public include: • improve the quality of interactions... More
    Closed 24 February 2021
  • British Sign Language (BSL) - A Fair and Inclusive Police Service for Scotland

    The video above provides an introduction to this survey. The British Sign Language translation for this survey is by Just Sign Ltd. Due to current pandemic situation, we're unable to provide subtitles to the videos included in this survey. Please contact us if you want to complete... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • A Fair and Inclusive Police Service for Scotland

    We are seeking views to help shape the development of our new Equality Outcomes. Police Scotland has a legal duty, under the Equality Act 2010, to identify equality outcomes every 4 years to ensure that we can deliver the best service possible for all of our communities and our staff. ... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • Policing for a safe, protected and resilient Scotland

    In December 2019 the Scottish Government updated its Strategic Police Priorities, prompting a refresh of the Scottish Police Authority's and Police Scotland’s strategic police plan and long term strategy for policing. We are pleased to introduce our refreshed Joint Strategy for Policing,... More
    Closed 2 March 2020
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