New research reveals some adults receiving social care in Scotland have broadly negative experiences of challenging decisions about their care. An accompanying survey of local authorities also uncovers inconsistencies in the complaints process across Scotland.
Statement following confirmation that the Secretary of State for Scotland will make an order under section 35 of the Scotland Act 1998, preventing the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill from proceeding to Royal Assent.
The Human Rights Act has substantially improved human rights and access to justice for people in the UK. We are deeply concerned about the impact that the Bill of Rights would have on these protections.
The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Act will significantly alter how people born or resident in Scotland can change their legal sex by acquiring a Gender Recognition Certificate. We recognise this is an important legal and personal recognition for many trans people.