This Act provides for a list of individuals considered unsuitable to work with children to be established and maintained by the Scottish Ministers and for those on the list to be banned from working with children. An individual who knows that he or she is listed commits an offence if he or she works in a child care position whilst listed.
This Act was developed in response to investigations carried out by a Scottish Parliament committee which concluded that a new and independent office of 'Commissioner for Children and Young People' (the Commissioner) should be established. There are a number of principles which underpin the Act. These are that the Commissioner is independent; the best interests of children and young people should be a primary consideration in all matters affecting them; and the views of children and young people should be taken into account in accordance with age and maturity.
This Act provides the means of fulfilling the duty imposed on the Parliament by section91(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 to make provision for the investigation of maladministration complaints against members of the Scottish Executive in the exercise of functions conferred on the Scottish Ministers and against other office-holders in the Scottish Administration.
Executive Children's Hearings (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced by Michael Russell MSP on 23 February 2010.
Webpage containing the documents relating to the UK bill for reform of the statutory framework for the care system.
The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 is intended to enable the delivery of public services which better meet the expectations of those who pay for and use them.
The Act contains provisions in relation to Best Value within local authorities; local authority trading powers; the Community Planning process; the promotion and improvement of well-being; and certain miscellaneous provisions concerned with local government.
This Act brings the rights and freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK jurisdiction.
This Act of Scottish Parliament outlines the legislation relating to vulnerable witnesses, such as children, who give evidence in either criminal or civil proceedings.
This Act of Scottish Parliament is in seven parts.
Part 1 looks at codes of conduct for councillors, members of devolved public bodies, revisal of members' codes and the duties of councils and devolved public bodies.
Part 2 of the Act covers methods of enforcing the codes of conduct and investigating any claims which allege a code has been broken.
Part 3 contains general and miscellaneous provisions relating to Parts 1 and 2, including definitions of terms in the Act.
Part 4 details codes of conduct for members of other bodies.
This Act of Scottish Parliament is in three parts, covering local government elections, membership of local authorities, as well as a general section which looks at election expenses, ancillary provision and orders and regulations.