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Next Equalities and Human Rights Committee Meeting

Date: 23rd Meeting, Thursday 20 September 2018

Location: Robert Burns Room (CR1)


1. Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

  • Detective Chief Superintendent Lesley Boal, Head of Public Protection, and Sergeant James Devoy, Children and Young People Business Area, Police Scotland;
  • Juliet Harris, Director, Together - Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights;
  • Kate Rocks, Chief Social Work Officer at East Renfrewshire Council, Social Work Scotland;

and then from—

  • Andrew Alexander, Head of Policy, Law Society of Scotland;
  • Shaben Begum, Director, Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance;
  • Nicola Fraser, Operations Manager, Victim Support Scotland.

2. Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence received.


The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Friday 21 September 2018.

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