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Publication - Consultation Responses

Consultation on a Draft Code of Practice for Stop and Search: Analysis of Responses

Published: 4 Nov 2016
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781786525703

Analysis of consultation responses received on the draft code of practice for stop and search.

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Contents
Consultation on a Draft Code of Practice for Stop and Search: Analysis of Responses
Annex 2: Response rates for individual consultation questions

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Annex 2: Response rates for individual consultation questions

Consultation question

number

% of all responses (38)

Q1

Should the Code of Practice state what the primary purpose of stop and search is? (Yes / No)

30

79%

Q1a

If yes, please specify what the primary purpose should be.

22

58%

Q2

Should there be a separate section of the Code of Practice to deal specifically with searches of children and young people? (Yes / No)

30

79%

Q2a

If you answered YES to Q2 - do you have any suggestions as to what should be included in a section on children and young people?

21

55%

Q3

Should there be a separate section of the Code of Practice to deal specifically with searches of adults at risk and vulnerable adults? (Yes / No)

29

76%

Q3a

If you answered YES to Q3 - do you have any suggestions as to what should be included in a section on adults at risk and vulnerable adults?

17

45%

Q4

Should the Code of Practice include a section about local public scrutiny of how stop and search is used? (Yes / No)

31

82%

Q4a

If you answered YES to Q4 - do you think the existing local scrutiny arrangements should be used, or do you have any other suggestions?

24

63%

Q5

Do you think it is necessary to record any information about searches carried out under section 67 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016? (Yes / No)

27

71%

Q5a

Which information should be recorded?

19

50%

Q6

Is there anything else that should be included within the Code that would help further promote community wellbeing and provide confidence that stop and search is being used with due consideration to Fairness, Integrity, Respect and Human Rights? If so please specify below.

19

50%

Q7

Is there anything missing from the draft Code of Practice that should be added? If so please specify below.

13

34%

Q8

Is there anything in the draft Code of Practice that should be deleted and/or changed? If so, please specify below.

19

50%

Note: Questions 6, 7 and 8 were presented as single part open questions in the offline questionnaire but as two-part questions (with an initial Yes / No tick-box question) in the online questionnaire.


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