The Apex Lecture has established a strong reputation for attracting speakers who are able to bring current issues and debates into the criminal justice arena and this year we are delighted that Sir Stephen House, Chief Constable of the new unified Police Scotland, will be speaking on the subject of collaborative working in a time of shrinking budgets.
As we see the Scottish landscape changing dramatically through the reforms which have affected all sectors, so we have also experienced the range of responses to this from radical thinking to protective or centralist approaches. As head of an organisation which has seen perhaps the most radical recent changes as well as being faced with some of the greatest financial challenges, Stephen will offer his vision and response to the growing awareness that we all need to use the available resources more effectively and that means better planning and collaboration across all areas. The implications of this thinking and the probability of yet more reforms in the next year make this a very current topic which will be of interest to a wide range of people involved, or interested, in the future of Justice and Community Justice in Scotland.
The Lecture will take place at 6.30pm on 3 September 2013 at the Signet Library in Edinburgh. If you would like to attend please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 August 2013.