central government

Scottish government disability equality scheme 2008-11: annual report 2010

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.

Futureskills Scotland: product market strategies and workforce skills - full report

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.

Better Together: Scotland's Patient Experience Programme: Patient Priorities for Inpatient Care Report No. 5/2009

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.

Reaping the Benefits: Encouraging Employer Engagement in Skills Utilisation

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).

Consultation on "Forced Marriage: A Civil Remedy?": Analysis of Responses

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.

Consultation on "Forced Marriage: a Civil Remedy?" Analysis of Responses RF 3/2009

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.

Evaluation of Careers Scotland Enhanced Resource Pilot Project: Final Report June 2009

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.

Investing in affordable housing, a consultation: an analysis of responses

The report is an analysis of responses to a consultation on investment in affordable housing. The consultation proposed a series of changes in the way that affordable housing would be delivered, designed to promote a leaner, better value for money approach to the way that affordable housing is procured by the Scottish Government.

The public inquiry into the shootings at Dunblane Primary School on 13 March 1996 : the government response

This report sets out the government response to the findings and recommendations of the Cullen Inquiry following the shootings at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton on 13 March 1996. Comment is made on: recommendations on the certification system relating to Section 1 firearms; police powers and the legal responsibilities of licensed gun or firearms clubs; restriction of the availability of Section 1 firearms and amendment of existing firearms legislation accordingly.

Research to inform the development of a social marketing strategy for health improvement in Scotland : final report

Report presenting the findings of a research study which applied a social marketing framework to eight examples of health improvement campaigns and initiatives in order to inform the development of a social marketing health improvement strategy for Scotland.