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2019

Consultation on Draft Removal Centre Rules

The Home Office is conducting a targeted consultation on the draft Removal Centre Rules 2019 which will replace the existing Detention Centre Rules 2001.

If you would like the opportunity to submit comments which the FFLM might include as part of their reply, please email forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk to request the consultation documents.

The consultation closes on 04 June 2019.   Please send your comments to forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk by 12:00 on Friday 17 May 2019.

Code of Practice for Armed Policing and Police use of Less Lethal Weapons

The College of Policing is consulting on its Code of Practice for Armed Policing and Police use of Less Lethal Weapons

https://www.app.college.police.uk/consultation/code-of-practice-for-armed-policing-and-police-use-of-less-lethal-weapons/

The consultation  closes on 16 April 2019.  If you have any comments which the FFLM might include as part of their reply, please send these to forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk by 12:00 on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Learning  disability and autism training for health and care staff

The Government are consulting on Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff.  See:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/learning-disability-and-autism-training-for-health-and-care-staff 

Individuals are able to respond and the consultation closes on 12 April 2019.  If you wish to send the FFLM any comments to be considered for inclusion in our response, please send them to forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk, quoting the title of the consultation in the subject line, by 12:00 on Friday 29 March 2019.  This will allow time for the preparation of our response and its review by the Academic Committee, prior to submission.

Equally safe: a consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault

The Scottish Government are consulting on Equally Safe: A consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault. See:

https//consult.gov.scot/justice/equally-safe-improve-forensic-medical-services/

Individuals are able to respond and the consultation closes on 8 May 2019.  If you wish to send the FFLM any comments to be considered for inclusion in our response, please send them to forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk , quoting the title of the consultation in the subject line, by 12:00 on Monday 1 April 2019.  This will allow time for the preparation of our response and its review by the Academic Committee, prior to submission. 

Quality Standards for Healthcare Professionals who work with Victims of Torture

Over the past three years, an FFLM lead working group has produced a draft set of Quality Standards for Healthcare Professionals who work with Victims of Torture.   This is to introduce you to that draft document and ask for your responses to a set of consultation questions, and any other comments you may have.  To do so please click on the Survey Monkey link.

As you will see, this is only a draft document for the moment, and we would appreciate you treating it as confidential

The consultation will end at midday on Monday 4 February 2019.


2018

Forensic Gait Analysis

“The Forensic Science Regulator has issued a consultation document for Forensic Gait Analysis. The link to the Government consultation website is here should anyone wish to comment. The closing date is Monday 01 October.”


2017

Revised Codes of Practice for PACE

The Government has published the revised PACE Code of Practice “C”, which has been amended in particular to deal with safeguarding vulnerable suspects and includes a new definition of “vulnerable”. Please click here.


2014

College of Policing: Rape and sexual offences
Comment Deadline: Friday 22 August 2014

College of Policing: FGM Consultation
Comment Deadline: Friday 5 September 2014

To comment on documents currently in consultation, please log in and visit the Forum. Click the Forum link in the left pane, then go to “Consultation Documents”.

To retrieve your password, go to /password. For further information, please email us at forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk

FFLM Responses

Justice: Female genital mutilation: proposal to introduce a civil protection order

Publication date: 18 August 2014
FFLM Response

NICE: Child Abuse and Neglect

Publication date: 14 August 2014
FFLM response

College of Policing: Detention and custody

Publication date: 12 August 2014
FFLM response

Law Commission: Unfitness to Plead

Publication date: 25 July 2014
FFLM Response
Endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians, London

NICE Head Injury quality standard

Publication date: 12 June 2014
FFLM Response

Policing and Mental Health consultation

Publication date: 8 May 2014
FFLM Response
Endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians, London

Hepatitis B: Quality standard consultation

Publication date: 7 April 2014
FFLM Response
NICE Hepatitis B Quality Standard (published July 2014)

Forensic Science Regulator: Use of photographs for non-CJS purposes: draft guidance

Publication date: 27 February 2014
FFLM Response


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