strategy

Play strategy for Scotland: our vision

Strategy that is built on the views of children and young people, parents and carers, the play sector and others involved in their wellbeing. Together with the action plan it seeks to improve the play experiences of all children and young people, including those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Caring together and getting it right for young carers: the carers and young carers strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

Report that summarises the action in hand to support carers and young carers. It addresses many of the issues raised by carers and young carers at the first Carers Parliament. It also takes on board some of the concerns raised. Better outcomes are being achieved for some carers and young carers. 

Scottish Government Respite Care Data 2012: Shared Care Scotland Summary

The Scottish Government recently released the 2012 data for the provision of respite in Local Authority areas across Scotland. The statistics are presented in "respite weeks provided or purchased by local authorities" and then further broken down into "overnight" and "daytime" respite for three age groups: 0-17, 18-64 and 65+. Much of the data is only comparable on a year-to-year basis due to methodological changes that have taken place over time. However a number of helpful comparisons are possible.

Mental health strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

Successor document to Delivering for Mental Health and Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland. It builds on that work as well as on policy and service improvements taken forward alongside those main policy documents.

New approaches to supporting carers’ health and well-being: Evidence from the National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites programme

The National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites programme was developed by the Department of Health as part of the commitments made in the July 2008 National Carers’ Strategy Carers at the Heart of 21st Century Families and Communities. These commitments included new measures to improve carers’ health and well-being and were incorporated into DH financial plans in 2008-9.This report explores the extent to which the DS were able to meet their objectives and draws out learning from their experiences of delivering services to carers in new ways.

Missing children and adults: a cross government strategy

Strategy document that sets out some objectives which will provide the foundations for a local strategy and framework for local areas to put in place their own arrangements, which seek to ensure that everything is done to prevent people going missing in the first place, but also ensure the reduction of harm to vulnerable children and adults when they do go missing, focusing on those most at risk, and ensuring that families are supported.

Scottish drugs strategy delivery commission: first year report and recommendations to Minister

Report that has been prepared by the membership of the Drugs Strategy Delivery Commission (DSDC). It represents the first formal output from a new strategic entity, created to give independent objective advice to ministers on the progress being made, to deliver the aims of the national strategy to address problem drug use.

Designs for the future: IRISS strategy 2012-15

Strategy document which illustrates IRISS's activities – through examples of its work – from 2009-11, and sets out its planned strategy for 2012-15.

The current structure of three interconected programmes – knowledge media, evidence-informed practice, and innovation and improvement – which has established IRISS's unique identity will be built upon to create the concept of IRISS as both a hub for expertise and knowledge, and a bridge between research and practice and between ideas and implementation.

Caring together: the carers strategy for scotland 2010 - 2015

The Scottish Government and COSLA are determined to ensure that carers are supported to manage their caring responsibilities with confidence and in good health, and to have a life of their own outside of caring. This is the strategy to make that happen.