government publication

Uncertain legacies: resilience and institutional child abuse - a literature review

Paper that presents a summary the main findings of a review of literature to identify definitions of resilience and the factors which increase resilience in survivors of institutional child abuse.

Housing support for homeless households: analysis of consultation findings

Report that presents the findings of a consultation carried out by the Scottish Government on 'Housing Support for Homeless Households' between January and April 2012.

The public and the justice system: attitudes, drivers and behaviour - a literature review

Literature review that aims to address a gap in our knowledge base around what the public think and feel about the justice system and why, and what consequences this has for the system itself.

Scottish fuel poverty forum: review of the Scottish Government's fuel poverty strategy

Interim report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum to the Cabinet Secretary Infrastructure and Capital Investment. A further report will be produced by the Forum in Autumn 2012.

The opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape for the third sector in Scotland: a longitudinal study - year two report

Report that outlines findings from year two of a three-year research project examining ‘The opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape for the third sector in Scotland: a longitudinal study’.

It builds on and extends the research reported in the year one baseline report.

Making justice work for victims and witnesses: Victims and Witnesses Bill - a consultation paper

The Scottish Government’s Making Justice Work Programme represents the most significant set of reforms to courts for more than a century. A central objective of the programme is to improve the experience of victims and witnesses, and a commitment has been made to to bring forward a Victims and Witnesses Bill during this Parliament.

National social report 2012

Report that outlines the current economic and social situation in the UK, highlighting the challenges the UK faces in meeting the objectives of the Open Method of Coordination for social protection and social inclusion. The report goes on to set out the UK Government’s and devolved authorities’ responses to these challenges.

The Scottish social housing charter

Charter that set the standards and outcomes that all social landlords should aim to achieve when performing their housing activities.

The Charter has seven sections covering: equalities; the customer/landlord relationship; housing quality and maintenance; neighbourhood and community; access to housing and support; getting good value from rents and service charges; and other customers.

Homelessness in Scotland: the 2012 commitment (2nd report, session 4)

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into the progress towards the 2012 commitment in order that it could feed into the preparation for the legal requirement being placed on local authorities.

This approach allowed the Committee to engage positively with local authorities, housing associations, the voluntary sector and the Scottish Government to consider the achievement of the commitment and its impact on homeless people in Scotland.