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Human Trafficking (R012092)

Human Trafficking (R012092)

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 January 2016 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):  

 

Please provide details of: 

"1a) data on funding COPFS has allocated to staff training on human trafficking for the years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17. If this is not possible or too broad please refer to 1b)

1b) data on funding COPFS has allocated to staff training on human trafficking in the latest three years on record. If this is not possible or too broad please refer to 1c)

1c) data on funding COPFS has allocated to staff training on human trafficking in 2014-15.

2) If COPFS has not allocated any funding specifically to staff training on human trafficking since 2010 please confirm that in writing."

If you can’t provide the information requested above please explain why in writing.

COPFS have a specialist approach to the investigation and prosecution of Human Trafficking cases. The COPFS specialists have been trained by external speakers from relevant stakeholder organisations and by our in house specialist training division. I can confirm therefore that no funds have required to be spent on funding this specialist training. 

I confirm that there have been no other requests of a similar nature.