government publication

Reasonable preference in Scottish social housing

Report divided into four chapters - the first chapter provides an overview of the research, briefly describes reasonable preference and the context in which it works.

The second chapter looks at the ways in which reasonable preference influenced the allocation strategies of social landlords.

Resettlement provision for children and young people: accommodation and education, training and employment

Thematic review, commissioned by the Youth Justice Board, which examines accommodation and education, training and employment (ETE) resettlement provision for sentenced young men aged 15 to 18 in young offender institutions.

It reports on the work carried out in custody to prepare young people for release, using survey data as well as indepth interviews with 61 sentenced young men, their case supervisors and follow-up information on what happened to them on release.

Inspection of local authority fostering services and independent fostering agencies: consultation document

Consultation document on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of local authority fostering services and independent fostering agencies.

Poverty and income inequality in Scotland: 2009-10

This publication presents annual estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland and the distribution of household income across Scotland.

The estimates are used to monitor progress towards UK and Scottish Government targets to reduce poverty and income inequality. The data published for the first time here are for the financial year April 2009 to March 2010.

A new approach to child poverty: tackling the causes of disadvantage and transforming families' lives

First national Child Poverty Strategy, setting out a new approach to tackling poverty for this Parliament and up to 2020. At its heart are strengthening families, encouraging responsibility, promoting work, guaranteeing fairness and providing support to the most vulnerable.

Scotland's child internet safety action plan

The Scottish Government is taking steps which will improve the safety of our children and young people in the online environment. This plan outlines a series of actions which can help meet this aspiration.

It builds on the UK-wide Strategy for Child Internet Safety published in December 2009 and will, once implemented, help to make young people’s approach to the internet more safe and responsible. The plan has been developed in partnership with a dedicated Scottish Stakeholder Group.

Report of the national review of services for disabled children

The national review of services for disabled children was undertaken jointly by Scottish Government, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the For Scotland‟s Disabled Children (fSDC) Liaison Project to provide a strategic assessment of the children's disability landscape.

The report and its accompanying plan for action mark the first stage in a longer process; the next stage is the implementation by all relevant partners of actions flowing from the report.

Reshaping care for older people: a programme for change 2011-2021

This document sets out the vision and immediate actions for reshaping the care and support of older people in Scotland.

It has been co-produced through an extensive period of development and engagement with the people of Scotland and with political, organisational and community interests at both local and national levels.

Improving maternal and infant nutrition: a framework for action

The Scottish Government wants to ensure that all children have the best possible start to life, are ready to succeed and live longer, healthier lives.

To help achieve this, an Infant Nutrition Framework for Action has been developed, which is aimed at a wide variety of organisations with a role in improving maternal and infant nutrition in Scotland.