The Disability Equality Duty has now been in place for four years. It provides a framework for promoting equality, addressing disability discrimination and tackling the barriers and prejudice that disabled people experience. This report demonstrates the progress we are making in our journey towards full disability equality.
The aims of this project were to use case studies of companies, to obtain a better understanding of the links between employers’ product markets strategies and the demand for skills. It sought to identify the conditions and constraints in which firms’ product market strategies affect skills utilisation, and explore the potential implications for public policy.
This research was commissioned by the Scottish Government as part of Better Together Scotland’s Patient Experience Programme. The objectives of this work were to establish a hierarchy of issues important to Scottish patients receiving hospital inpatient care and to test for differences in priorities among demographic groups. The results could then be used to inform the development of tools to measure inpatient experiences across Scotland.
The Skills Utilisation Action Group presents this report on the inspection of the assessment and management offenders who present a high risk of serious harm by Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA), HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS) and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).
Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s new policy and action plan for mental health improvement (MHI) for 2009-11, Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland an event was held to support the implementation. The meeting brought together key national agencies and partners with responsibility for mental health improvement, together with senior officials from the Scottish Government, local government and the NHS.
Paper examining the concept of agility and what it might mean for government. It looks at the characteristics of agile organisations and how these might translate to the public sector environment. It argues that government must become more agile in order to respond to changing citizen needs.
This report presents the findings of a consultation on forced marriage, through which the Scottish Government sought views on whether civil legislation on forced marriage should be introduced in Scotland.
This is a summary of the findings of a consultation on forced marriage, through which the Scottish Government sought views on whether civil legislation on forced marriage should be introduced in Scotland.
The aim of the evaluation was to determine which elements or models of delivery best promote the overall aim of improving post school destinations among those identified as being at risk of moving into a negative post-school destination.
As part of its drive to end child poverty by 2020, the Government aims to encourage 300,000 more lone parents into work.
A number of questions arise, however, about the measures that the government is taking to achieve that goal: Are they appropriate? Will they be effective? What could be done differently?
This report looks at these questions from the perspective of lone parents who use Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) services.