11/1/16 How to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level: public consultation on proposed new guidelines until 1st April 2016. Available here


23/12/15 Launch of public consultationon the review of the European Disability Strategy. This online survey is open until 18/3/16 and is available here


22/12/15 A criminal offence of domestic abuse

A consultation seeking views on draft provision which creates a specific offence of 'abusive behaviour in relation to a partner or ex-partner'. This online survey is open until 1st April 2016 and is available here


1/10/15 Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management

After the consultation closed, an expert group considered the consultation responses and discussed whether updating the 2007 clinical guideline would be valuable. The independent expert group agreed with the majority view from the public consultation and concluded that an update was necessary and desirable, and decided that consequently it would proceed to review the evidence needed to inform an update that will be published by early 2016.

For more information, read the open letter from Professor John Strang, who chairs the clinical guidelines update working group. The responses, including Scottish Families,  and letter can be found here



An independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug and alcohol addiction and obesity: Scottish Families Response