This guidance is for all those appointed under statute to be members of the Boards of public bodies in Scotland, primarily Non Departmental Public Bodies and Public Corporations which are sponsored by the Scottish Government and whose Boards are accountable to Ministers for the discharge of their statutory functions and most Non-Ministerial Offices ( whose Boards are directly accountable to the Scottish Parliament, rather than Ministers, for their statutory functions).
This document sets out the key principles and minimum standards for all organisations conducting infant cremations, as agreed by the National Committee on Infant Cremation.
This document was reviewed by the National Committee and this is a second edition.
The Child Protection Improvement Programme was established in February 2016. There are nine interconnected work strands which are helping to deliver our child protection system vision (the Child Protection Systems Review; Neglect; Child Sexual Exploitation; Child Trafficking; Child Internet Safety; Children’s Hearings; Inspections; Leadership; and, Data and Evidence.
An Examination of the role and functions of Child Protection Committees, Child Protection Registers, Child Protection Case Conferences, and Significant and Initial Case Reviews as part of the Scottish Government's Child Protection Improvement Programme
We are seeking views on our proposals for legislation to extend the use of electronic monitoring in Scotland in support of broader community justice policy. These views will help shape how this will be taken work forward.
This is a consultation on the draft National Plan on BSL.
This is a consultation on the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan in Scotland.
Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's follow-up report to their Thematic Report on the Management of Time Limits published in February 2015.
Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics is an annual publication that provides a comprehensive overview of Scottish Local Authority financial activity. The publication covers Local Authority income, revenue and capital expenditure, outstanding debt, local taxation and Local Authority pensions.
The PVG Review Terms of Reference set out both the plan for and scope of the review process.
The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland's Annual Report 2015/16: Realising Realistic Medicine
Case studies of realising Realistic Medicine across Scotland
Rapid Assessment of existing evidence on the impact of the criminalisation of the purchase of sex.
Exploration of available knowledge and evidence on the scale and nature of prostitution in Scotland based on practitioner-based interviews.
Equality impact assessment results of the equality issues and potential effects on users following the implementation of the Bill.
On 21 March 2016, the Scottish Government published the Race Equality Framework,
setting out the Government’s approach to promoting race equality and tackling racism
and inequality between 2016 and 2030.
This report provides an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government consultation on draft regulations and guidance associated with participation requests under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The consultation took place between 21 March 2016 and 22 June 2016.
Analysis of the written responses to the consultation on Social Security in Scotland.
Summary of the analysis of written responses to the consultation on Social Security in Scotland
The aim of the report is to highlight current good practice and Demand Optimisation activity in NHS Boards, along with the production of guidance documents on strategy and support for implementation.