What Scottish parents tell us - Full Report of IPSOS Poll undertaken for pas 2008

In 2007 the Scottish Government launched the National Performance Framework which set out, among other things, its vision for children and young people. Part of that vision is a commitment to provide all children with the best start in life and encourage young people to develop into successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Will community-based support services make direct payments a viable option for black and minority ethnic service users and carers? (Race equality discussion paper 1)

Discussion paper addressing the question of whether community-based services can deliver better results for black and minority ethnic (BME) service users by explaining the latest direct payments legislation and how it is supposed to work, summarising research evidence which indicates an inability of BME service users to embrace direct payments fully and asks questions which could make direct payments more effective for BME service users.