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Current Consultations

Offensive Weapons Act 2019

The Home Office has opened a consultation on draft statutory guidance for the Offensive Weapons Act 2019, which applies in England, Scotland and Wales. The guidance sets out how the legislation should be implemented and applied, including what considerations need to be taken when responding to incidents involving children and young people. This consultation closes on the 9 October 2019. The Home Office has also opened a consultation on guidance for the new Knife Crime Prevention Orders which are a preventative tool to help steer young people aware from knife crime.

Further details are available here.

Closing date: 25 September 2019


Independent Child Trafficking Guardians

The Scottish Government is seeking views on the appointment, role and responsibilities of Independent Child Trafficking Guardians and other wider operational details. This consultation on the implementation of Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 will help the Scottish Government to design the role of independent child trafficking guardian and a national service to support the role and inform the development of regulations and guidance.

Further details are available here

Closing date: 17 November 2019


Financial Redress for Historical Child Abuse in Care: Pre-Legislative Consultation

Following a commitment made in October 2018 by the Deputy First Minister, the Scottish Government is seeking views on the detailed design of a statutory financial redress scheme in Scotland, scheme administration issues, and views on financial redress as part of a package of wider reparations for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

Further details are available here.

Closing date: 25 November 2019





Closed Consultation