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Equally Safe draft delivery plan consultation 2017-2021: response analysis

Published: 1 Nov 2017

Analysis of consultation responses on the draft delivery plan for Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.

111 page PDF


111 page PDF


Equally Safe draft delivery plan consultation 2017-2021: response analysis

111 page PDF




This report presents the analysis of responses from the Scottish Government Consultation on the draft Delivery Plan for Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.

Equally Safe, Scotland's Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls, was published in 2014 and updated in 2016. It sets out a vision of a strong and flourishing Scotland where all individuals are equally safe and protected, and where women and girls live free from all forms of violence and abuse – and the attitudes that help perpetuate them. The definition of violence against women and girls adopted explicitly includes children of all genders as subject to harm through violence. The plan aims to improve the lives and experiences of all children affected by violence and the ways of thinking that maintain it.

The draft Delivery Plan consulted on covers the period from 2017- 2021.

The consultation process

The consultation on was launched on 23 March 2017 and closed on 30 June 2017.

The consultation asked respondents about the four priorities identified in the plan, the cross cutting actions set out in the plan, and the draft performance framework and indicators to measure progress against Equally Safe. In addition respondents were asked how they could contribute to Equally Safe, and how they had incorporated the voices of women and children in their consultation response. There was also a question asking for any additional comments.

Respondents were asked to say which actions in the plan they were particularly supportive of, any that they disagreed with, and if there were any that they felt were missing.

Who responded

In total there were 89 responses. Most of the responses (77) were from organisations and 12 were from individuals.

Organisational respondents were not asked to identify what type of organisation they belonged to, but were allocated an organisation type during the analysis process. As table 1, below shows, the highest number of organisational responses came from the third sector (40), followed by Violence Against Women/Gender Based Violence Partnerships (15).

Table 1: Distribution of responses by category of respondent

Category No. of respondents % of all respondents
Academic/research 3 3%
Local Authority 3 3%
Other Public Body, including Executive Agencies, NDPBs, NHS etc. 8 9%
Representative Body for Professionals/Trade Union 7 8%
Third Sector 40 45%
Violence Against Women / Gender Based Violence Partnership 15 17%
Other 1 1%
Total Organisations 77 87%
Individuals 12 13%
Grand Total 89 100%

Totals may not sum due to rounding

This report

This report provides an analysis of all the questions asked. Responses to the final question asking for any other comments have been analysed and included in the relevant themes of the other questions rather than being presented separately.

Where closed (yes, no, don't know) questions were asked the results have been reported as percentages. For the open questions common themes were identified and have been reported on.