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Human Trafficking Summit communiqué

17 Oct 2014

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, hosted a Human Trafficking Summit at the Scottish Parliament today.

This was the first meeting to be attended by all of the heads of the prosecution services for the UK and Ireland. Attending with the Lord Advocate were the Directors of Public Prosecutions for England & Wales, Northern Ireland. The Director of Public Prosecutions for Ireland attended the summit as an observer and participated in the discussion. Also present was the Advocate General for Scotland, the Right Honourable Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC representing the UK Government.

Human Trafficking Summit communique

New cyber scamming education to prevent older people falling foul of criminals

13 Oct 2014
The first educational class on cyber scamming, tailored to help prevent older people falling foul of criminals, is being piloted in Aberdeen on 13 October 2014 and if successful will be rolled out across Scotland. Read more...

COPFS welcomes Stonewall Scotland to discuss supporting LGBT staff

07 Oct 2014

COPFS was pleased to welcome Stonewall Scotland and guests to the Scottish Prosecution College in Glasgow today.

The "Diversity Champions" seminar discussed the role that managers can play in supporting LGBT staff and fostering a diverse team. Our Equality Champion Ruth McQuaid opened the event, and spoke about the work done recently in COPFS to educate managers about how they can more effectively support LGBT staff.


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