ScotGov: Fewer Scots are likely to become victims of crime, according to the largest survey of perceptions and experiences of crime carried out in Scotland. The survey of 13,000 people across the country found that the public feel safer in their communities now than in previous years.
EHRC: New research released by the Equality and Human Rights Commission shows that despite a slight decrease in the number of hate crimes, far too many people are still being targeted for crime & violence because of who they are.
The regulator found that some police forces, local councils & social landlords did not always recognise their role in preventing such incidents. It says that the evidence is a stark reminder to all public authorities of their duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful harassment, advance equality & foster good relations.
ScotGov: Significant improvements have been made in the quality & safety of healthcare within NHSScotland in the past year, according to its Chief Executive's annual report.
RUSI: The need for a carrier strike capability has become more apparent since last year's Strategic Defence and Security Review, according to 68% of the defence & security community surveyed by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
DfE: New performance tables released recently show huge variation in how well local authorities are looking after the children in their care. The Government has published the tables for the first time ranking every local authority in England on key issues, including how quickly they place children for adoption.