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Policy Update

We keep track of the latest policy developments in Scotland and across the UK. (updated 19/06/17)

This Week in the Scottish Parliament

Tuesday, 19 June

There will be a Ministerial Statement on Policing 2026, a strategy for policing in Scotland to meet emerging and projected need over the next decade. 

The Justice Committee will take evidence on the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 from individuals including Dr Ruth Friskney, Barnardo's Scotland; Chloe Riddell, Children 1st; Megan Farr, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland; and Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, LGBT Youth Scotland. 

Wednesday, 20 June 

The Education and Skills Committee will take evidence in private on teacher workforce planning. Read Children in Scotland’s response to the inquiry into Teacher Workforce Planning here.

Portfolio Questions for the Health and Sport brief include asking the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support NHS Scotland's recruitment of nurses and midwives. 

Thursday, 21 June

General questions include asking the Scottish Government how it promotes creative learning among children and young people, including encouraging their participation in music, dance, film and the arts.

In the main chamber, Stage 3 proceedings will begin for the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill. 

The Social Security Committee will consider the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2. 

The Equalities and Human Rights Committee will take evidence on bullying and harrassment of children and young people in schools, and consider evidence received in private.