social justice

Social justice, the Common Weal and children and young people in Scotland

Paper that considers how the Common Weal can connect to children and young people's concepts of social justice. It considers children and young people's experiences, in light of the Christie Commission's call for public service provision to confront inequalities.

The paper poses questions about the extent to which children and young people will be involved in, and be able to define, the Common Weal.

Community and voluntary services in the age of austerity

Report that lays bare the impact of austerity on services provided by the community and voluntary sector and on the workers for whom providing a service is not just a job, but part of a deep personal commitment to the people they support.

It is a wake-up call for politicians and society at large that workers in the community sector are approaching crisis point, and it is time to take notice.

Turning the Tide: A vision paper for multiple needs and exclusion

An update on 'Turning the Tide: A vision paper for multiple needs and exclusions' following the launch of the government’s Social Justice Strategy.

This document was developed because of a shared concern that across the country a small group of individuals live chaotic lives and face poor life chances, as a result of multiple needs and ineffective contact with services.

7 truths about social mobility

The all-party group was formed to discuss and promote the cause of social mobility; to raise issues of concern and help inform policy makers and opinion formers.

Its particular focus is on understanding what social mobility is, and what has/does/could impact it - both in policy terms and in more informal, cultural ways.

Poverty and the Big Society: views from the community sector

E-pamphlet to stimulate debate within the voluntary and community sector about the Big Society and its potential for delivering greater social justice and reducing poverty.

It is made up of six contributions which emerged from a roundtable discussion with some 16 organisations, organised by NPI in November 2011, with various community groups and grantmaking charities.

Completing the revolution: transforming mental health and tackling poverty

Mental health is an issue that the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has considered in many of its previous reports, particularly those relating to family breakdown, criminal justice (courts and sentencing and prison reform), children in care and street gangs. Its work focusing on the poorest communities has highlighted time and again the extremely high prevalence of mental ill-health and the compounding effect that it has on people and families already battling to live amongst challenging circumstances.