1. National Care Service Forum 2023: follow-up questions and answers

    On 30 October 2023, we hosted our annual National Care Service (NCS) National Forum in Glasgow. Here we have collected and answered some of the questions people asked on the day.

  2. National Care Service Forum 2023: follow-up questions and answers - easy read

    On 30 October 2023, we hosted our annual National Care Service (NCS) National Forum in Glasgow. In this easy read we have collected and answered some of the questions people asked on the day.

  3. Parents urged not to miss out on disability support

    Over £500 million in Child Disability Payment paid to families

  4. Physical intervention in schools guidance: consultation analysis

    An analysis report of the responses to the consultation on draft physical intervention in schools guidance.

  5. Employment Injury Assistance delivery - next steps: consultation - easy read

    This consultation provides an overview of the benefits that make up the Industrial Injuries Scheme and the unique complexities and challenges of transfer to the Scottish Government, and seeks views on the next steps for delivering Employment Injury Assistance.

  6. Employment Injury Assistance delivery - next steps: consultation

    This consultation provides an overview of the benefits that make up the Industrial Injuries Scheme and the unique complexities and challenges of transfer to the Scottish Government, and seeks views on the next steps for delivering Employment Injury Assistance.

  7. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Data Protection Impact Assessment

    A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) considering the potential impacts of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  8. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Island Communities Impact Assessment

    An Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considering the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 in relation to the potential impact on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  9. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: policy note

    The policy note which accompanies the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  10. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) considering the potential impact of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  11. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Equality Impact Assessment

    An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) considering the potential impact of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  12. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

    A Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) considering the potential impacts of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on socio-economic inequality.

  13. Move to Child Disability Payment complete for all kids

    Human rights centred benefits approach for disabled children in Scotland

  14. National Islands Plan: annual report 2023

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2023 reporting year.

  15. Ending HIV Transmission in Scotland by 2030: HIV Transmission Elimination Delivery Plan 2023-26

    A detailed delivery plan outlining prioritised actions for the elimination of HIV Transmission in Scotland by 2030.

  16. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response - child-friendly version

    This report explains how the Scottish Government (SG) is responding to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s concluding observations. These were published in 2023. This document will tell you about some of the things we are doing to make things better for children and their families in Scotland

  17. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response

    This report sets out the Scottish Government’s (SG) initial response to the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations. It outlines the progress made in relation to children’s rights in Scotland since the publication of the Position Statement of November 2022

  18. The Draft Disability Assistance (Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 2024 - draft

    Draft regulations setting out the rules and eligibility criteria for Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance which were sent to the Scottish Commission on Social Security on 11 March 2024.

  19. Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance planned

    Like-for-like benefit to support seamless transition.

  20. Child protection learning and development 2024: national framework

    Framework to support multi-agency learning and development relevant to child protection in Scotland. This highlights key learning for all workforces according to the level of responsibility they have for child protection.

  21. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  22. Up-rating devolved Social Security assistance: multi criteria decision analysis - January 2024

    A report setting out a multi-criteria decision analysis of the options available to the Scottish Government to uprate devolved social security assistance in 2024 to 2025.

  23. National Care Service Forum 2023: report - easy read

    This easy read report contains findings and next steps from the National Care Service Forum 2023. The forum was held on 30 October 2023 at Glasgow Science Centre.

  24. Fair Work action plan: evidence plan

    The Fair Work evidence plan sets out the approach to data and evidence which will support the Fair Work Action Plan to promote fair and inclusive workplaces across Scotland.

  25. National Care Service Forum 2023: report

    Findings and next steps from the National Care Service Forum 2023. The forum was held on 30 October 2023 at Glasgow Science Centre.

  26. Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill: consultation

    We are committed to protecting, respecting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. This consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill seeks the views of everyone on how we can do this.

  27. Housing Cladding Remediation (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment - easy read

    Easy read version of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  28. The Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on children's rights and wellbeing.

  29. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential effects of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on people with protected characteristics.

  30. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) to consider the impacts of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024.

  31. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: island communities impact assessment screening

    The island communities impact assessment (ICIA) records the rationale for the decision taken not to carry out a full impact assessment for the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024.

  32. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  33. The Scottish Health Survey 2022 – volume 1: main report

    This report presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2022, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

  34. British Sign Language (BSL) national plan 2023-2029: consultation analysis

    The independent analysis by Alma Economics of the BSL National Plan 2023 to 2029 consultation, commissioned by Scottish Government.

  35. British Sign Language: national plan 2023 to 2029 - easy read

    Sets out a range of government actions to tackle barriers faced by British Sign Language (BSL) users to help make Scotland the best place in the world for BSL users to live, work, visit and learn.

  36. British Sign Language (BSL): national plan 2023 to 2029

    Sets out a range of government actions to tackle barriers faced by British Sign Language (BSL) users to help make Scotland the best place in the world for BSL users to live, work, visit and learn.

  37. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) records the rationale for the decision taken not to carry out an island communities impact assessment for the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

  38. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: data protection impact assessment

    This data protection impact assessment (DPIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on the use of personal data.

  39. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on the public, private and third sector.

  40. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on people with protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010

  41. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: FSDIA

    This document considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

  42. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on children's rights and wellbeing.

  43. Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill.

  44. National Care Service: forum programme - easy read

    This is the easy-read programme for the National Care Service Forum 2023. The Forum was at Glasgow Science Centre on 30 October 2023.

  45. National Care Service: forum Zoom discussion guide - easy read

    Guide to group discussions for people attending the National Care Service Forum 2023 by Zoom. The Forum was held on 30 October 2023.

  46. National Care Service: forum discussion guide - easy read

    Guide to group discussions for people attending the National Care Service Forum 2023 in person. The Forum was at Glasgow Science Centre on 30 October 2023.

  47. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2023

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  48. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 amendments - Windrush Compensation Scheme: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the amendments to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 in respect of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

  49. Transitions to adulthood strategy: statement of intent

    This statement of intent summarises the research and engagement to date on Scotland’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy, and sets out what the Scottish Government has heard it should focus on in order to improve the lived experiences of transitions for Scotland’s disabled young people.

  50. Transitions to adulthood strategy: statement of intent - easy read

    Easy read version of the statement of intent summarises research and engagement to date on Scotland’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy, and sets out what the Scottish Government has heard it should focus on in order to improve experiences of transitions for Scotland’s disabled young people.

  51. Transitions to adulthood strategy: statement of intent - summary

    Summary of the statement of intent summarises research and engagement to date on Scotland’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy, and sets out what the Scottish Government has heard it should focus on in order to improve experiences of transitions for Scotland’s disabled young people.

  52. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 1 – local services: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy-read report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part 1 – local services theme.

  53. National Care Service - realising rights and responsibilities: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy read report contains feedback on the realising rights and responsibilities theme.

  54. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 2 – community health care: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy read report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part 2 - community health care theme.

  55. National Care Service - making sure your voice is heard: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy-read report contains feedback on the Making sure your voice is heard theme.

  56. National Care Service - information sharing to improve care support: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This easy-read report contains feedback on the Information sharing to improve care support theme.

  57. National Care Service - valuing the workforce: regional forums - easy read findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service. The events covered five co-design themes. This easy-read report relates to feedback gathered from the Valuing the Workforce co-design theme events.

  58. National Care Service - realising rights and responsibilities: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Realising Rights and Responsibilities theme.

  59. National Care Service - making sure my voice is heard: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Making sure your voice is heard theme.

  60. National Care Service - valuing the workforce: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Valuing the Workforce theme.

  61. National Care Service - information sharing to improve care support: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the information sharing to improve care support theme.

  62. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 1 – local services: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part one – local services theme.

  63. National Care Service - keeping care support local part 2 – community health care: regional forums - findings summary

    In summer 2023, we held events across Scotland as part of our work to co-design the National Care Service (NCS). The events covered different themes. This report contains feedback on the Keeping care support local part two - community health care theme.

  64. Adult Disability Payment: Service Level Agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Service Level Agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of Adult Disability Payment

  65. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: equality impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  66. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the potential impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  67. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: fairer Scotland impact assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment to consider potential impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on socio-economic inequality.

  68. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  69. National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 - updated 2023

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  70. Equalities and wellbeing in manufacturing recommendations: one year report

    Summarises the progress made against the recommendations contained in the Equalities and Wellbeing in Manufacturing recommendations report which was published 13 June 2022.

  71. Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland

    Review report and recommendations from the Independent Review of Audiology Services in NHS Scotland. The Review was announced by the Scottish Government in January 2022 in the context of failings in the standards of care provided in the NHS Lothian Paediatrics Services.

  72. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  73. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  74. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

    A draft Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment considering the potential impacts of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on socio-economic inequality.

  75. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Policy Note

    The draft policy note which accompanies the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  76. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Equality Impact Assessment

    A draft Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) considering the potential effects of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  77. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024

    Draft regulations setting out the rules and eligibility criteria for Pension Age Disability Payment.

  78. Hate crime strategy: easy read version

    An easy read version of Scotland's Hate Crime Strategy.

  79. iMatter Survey 2022: demographic data exploration

    Independent report by Webropol providing detailed information and analysis of staff experience in health and social care across Scotland, broken down by protected characteristics (as stated in Equality Act 2010). This report compiles data from the 2021 and 2022 iMatter survey.

  80. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: June 2023 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  81. Firework control zones: guidance for local authorities

    Guidance which details the process local authorities should follow for designating, amending, or revoking a firework control zone within their boundaries.

  82. Just transition for the built environment and construction sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the built environment and construction sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  83. Just transition for the transport sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the transport sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  84. New dementia strategy for Scotland: Everyone's Story

    The new Dementia Strategy for Scotland is a 10-year vision for change. This strategy was developed in collaboration with people with lived experience and our wider partners. It is the culmination of eight months of engagement with people across Scotland, focussed on how we improve delivery

  85. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report May 2023 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  86. Coming Home implementation report: equality impact assessment

    Record of the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the policy development of the Coming Home Implementation Report recommendations for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  87. Coming Home implementation: memorandum of understanding

    Memorandum of Understanding between the Scottish Government and COSLA in relation to the Coming Home Implementation Dynamic Support Registers for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  88. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: April 2023 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  89. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023: easy read

    Provides an easy read update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.

  90. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023

    Provides an update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.

  91. Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Results of the equality impact assessment process for the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. This process was undertaken to ensure that the Bill does not discriminate against any of the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010.

  92. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  93. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: Fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  94. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  95. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  96. Fair Work action plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  97. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  98. Social Security - Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation: Scottish Government response - easy read

    Easy read version of the Scottish Government response to the Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation carried out between 28 February 2022 and 25 May 2022.

  99. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  100. Financial support for disabled people

    New campaign promoting disability benefits launched

  101. Scotland's Year of Stories 2022: equality impact assessment

    Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 showcased Scotland’s strongest culture, tourism and events assets and other key aspects of society by creating a collaborative platform for partners to work together and maximise benefits. The report highlights evidence, opportunities and actions to boost equality.

  102. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  103. Social security system - enhanced administration and compensation recovery: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of responses to the consultation ‘Scotland’s social security system: enhanced administration and compensation recovery’ which ran from 4 August 2022 to 27 October 2022.

  104. Social security: consultation results - easy read

    This report is about the results of the social security consultation which ran from 4 August 2022 to 27 October 2022. The consultation asked for your views on ideas to make social security in Scotland even better.

  105. Justice Analytical Services (JAS): Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: March 2023 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  106. Fair Work First guidance

    Fair Work First guidance for organisations seeking and awarding public sector grants, contracts and other funding – applies to grants awarded on or after 1 July 2023 and eligible agriculture grants awarded on or after 1 April 2024.

  107. National Events Strategy Review: Easy Read version

    Easy Read version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's National Events Strategy.

  108. Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-2025

    This strategy sets out our approach to improving and strengthening Scotland’s equality evidence base over a three year period to the end of 2025.

  109. National events strategy review: consultation - Gaelic version

    Gaelic version of consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  110. Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment stage 1 screening

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) stage 1 screening for Scotland's equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025.

  111. National events strategy review: consultation

    Scotland's National events strategy is being reviewed and updated. This will extend its term to the end of 2035. This survey provides everyone with a role in Scotland’s world-class event industry the chance to shape the sector’s updated strategy.

  112. National events strategy review: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the consultation to help shape the review of Scotland's national events strategy.

  113. Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: easy read

    A plan to get better facts, figures and information about equality.

  114. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report - easy read

    Easy read version of an interim report outlines the group’s work so far and provides a summary of possible steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee.

  115. Social security - Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the consultation analysis report about the Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation undertaken between 28 February 2022 and 25 May 2022.

  116. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report

    This interim report provides an outline of the group’s work to date towards defining a Minimum Income Guarantee, the context in which the policy is being developed, provide a high-level overview of direction and early thinking towards potential actions.

  117. Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group - beyond a safe and secure transfer: advice

    This proactive advice outlines a number of recommendations the Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group made on the additional positive impact which disability and carer’s assistance could make, following the safe and secure transfer of all clients on to new forms of Scottish assistance.

  118. Children and young people's voices matter: progress report - March 2023

    Report on progress made on the actions agreed at the sixth annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people on 1 March 2022.

  119. Young Person's Guarantee: update report March 2023

    The report highlights progress over the 2 years of the Young Person’s Guarantee and also sets out the direction of travel going forward.

  120. Scottish local government finance - Green Book: 2023-2024

    Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement 2023-24: Funding Allocation Formula.

  121. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME-CFS): good practice statement

    Guidance to support the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS in primary care. This was originally published in 2010 and we have partially updated it to insert key recommendations from the NICE Guideline on ME/CFS published in October 2021.

  122. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on businesses, including the third sector.

  123. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft fairer Scotland duty impact assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment to consider potential impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on socio-economic inequality.

  124. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft policy note.

    Draft policy note which accompanies the Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

  125. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

    Draft regulations setting out improvements to the journey for young people moving from Child Disability Payment to Adult Disability Payment

  126. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  127. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft table of amendments

    Draft table of amendments which accompanies the Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  128. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the potential impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  129. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft equality impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  130. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review

    A literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing Scottish, UK and International evidence on the experiences faced by disabled young people during their transition to adulthood. The review also explores best practice in supporting disabled young people during this time.

  131. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review - easy read

    Easy read version of the literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing research and evidence on disabled young people’s experiences of transitions to adulthood.

  132. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill: scoping work analysis 2022 - easy read

    Easy read version of a report summarising the findings of the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill pre-consultation exercise.

  133. Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill: scoping analysis 2022

    This report summarises the findings of the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill pre-consultation exercise. It is an analysis of 30 workshops carried by Scottish Government and its partners with people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

  134. Choosing a care home on discharge from hospital: guidance

    Refreshed guidance for health boards, local authorities and Integration Authorities on supporting patients and families through the process of choosing a care home on discharge from hospital.

  135. Justice Analytical Services (JAS): Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: February 2023 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  136. £130m for disabled children since launch of benefit

    Minister urges those eligible to apply

  137. Violence against women and girls funding review: analysis of responses

    Analysis of the responses to the Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services call for evidence.

  138. Adult Disability Payment consultation

    Views sought on mobility element of disability benefit.

  139. Adult Disability Payment: Consultation on the Mobility Component

    The Scottish Government's consultation on the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP) gives people the opportunity to give their views on the eligibility criteria. The findings will inform the independent review of Adult Disability Payment commencing later this year.

  140. Independent Advocacy Service celebrates one year anniversary

    550 disabled people supported to access Scottish social security benefits.

  141. National Care Service: contextual paper - easy read

    Describes the current status of social work in Scotland. It is part of a collection of papers, setting out key information about social care and related areas linked to the development of the National Care Service.

  142. Equipment and adaptations: guidance on provision - executive summary

    Guidance outlining the responsibilities of NHS Scotland, Local Authorities, Integration Authorities, and their Housing and Education partners for the provision of equipment and adaptations, with the aim of supporting partnerships, across Scotland, to deliver a more equitable and accessible service.

  143. Equipment and adaptations: guidance on provision

    Guidance outlining the responsibilities of NHS Scotland, Local Authorities, Integration Authorities, and their Housing and Education partners for the provision of equipment and adaptations, with the aim of supporting partnerships, across Scotland, to deliver a more equitable and accessible service.

  144. £60m for disabled children in first year of new Scottish benefit

    Minister urges those eligible to apply

  145. National Care Service - Lived Experience Experts Panel and Stakeholder Register: privacy notice - easy read

    Easy read version of a privacy notice, explaining how we will use and protect your data in the Lived Experience Experts Panel and National Care Service Stakeholder Register.

  146. Getting involved in designing the National Care Service (easy read)

    Easy read description of how to get involved in the Lived Experience Experts Panel and National Care Service Stakeholder Register.

  147. Adult Disability Payment opens for applications nationwide

    National rollout follows successful pilots in 13 local authority areas, which began in March.

  148. Adult Disability Payment increases to 7 more areas ahead of national roll out

    People in Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, Fife, Moray, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire are now able to apply for Adult Disability Payment.

  149. Annual health checks

    Funding to support people with learning disabilities.

  150. Child Disability Payment pays out more than £3m since launch

    Payments made to over 3,000 children and young people across Scotland.

  151. Strokes: progressive stroke pathway

    The progressive stroke pathway, produced by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS), sets out a vision of what progressive stroke care in Scotland should comprise.

  152. Adult Disability Payment pilot opens for new applications

    Benefit now available in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

  153. Improving disability benefits

    Ending fixed term reviews for people with lifelong conditions.

  154. Adult Disability Payment legislation unanimously approved

    New benefit available in pilot areas from 21 March

  155. New Independent Advocacy Service opens

    Support available for disabled people to access Scottish social security. 

  156. Adult Disability Payment launch dates announced

    New Applications to open in March

  157. Adapting common areas of property: guide

    Guide to accompany the Relevant Adjustments to Common Parts (Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  158. Adapting common areas of property: easy read version

    Easy read guide to accompany the Relevant Adjustments to Common Parts (Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  159. Child Disability Payment opens for applications

    Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide

  160. Independent Advocacy Support For Disabled People

    Up to 100 jobs created to help access Scotland’s social security services.

  161. Child Disability Payment opens nationally from November

    National roll-out date announced for new benefit.

  162. Child Disability Payment pilot opens for new applications

    Benefit now available in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

  163. Wheelchair provision - short-term loans: guidance

    Statutory guidance on the provision of wheelchairs on short term loan to support rehabilitation and independence.

  164. Fairer Scotland for disabled people - employment action plan: progress report - year 2

    Update on the progress achieved in the second year of implementing A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: employment action plan.

  165. Tackling Child Poverty

    Further £7 million to combat inequality.

  166. Adult disability payment: consultation

    Consultation on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment, a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  167. Child Disability Payment to be introduced next summer

    Update on delivery timeline for devolved benefits.

  168. 16 year olds will no longer need to apply for PIP in Scotland

    New powers used to pay children up to the age of 18.

  169. Vehicles to meet disabled people’s needs

    Motability Scheme accredited to provide wide choice of vehicles at affordable rates.

  170. New ways to apply for children and young people disability benefits

    Position paper sets out a range of improvements.

  171. Child Disability Payment: position paper

    Our position on Child Disability Payment, the Scottish replacement for Child Disability Living Allowance.

  172. Disability Assistance for Older People: position paper

    Our position on the introduction of Disability Assistance for Older People (DAOP) that will replace Attendance Allowance (AA) in Scotland in 2021.

  173. Majority of disability benefit claims refused by UK Government

    Analysis shows tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013.

  174. A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: progress report 2019

    This is a report of progress made by the Scottish Government since A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People was published in December 2016.

  175. A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People - progress report 2019: easy read

    This is an easy read version of A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People - progress report for 2019.

  176. Improving housing rights for disabled people

    Legislation will make housing more accessible.

  177. Reform to disability payments will reduce anxiety and stress

    Consultation supports proposals for person-centred approach.

  178. Disability assistance in Scotland: response to consultation

    Our response to the consultation analysis report about the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  179. Disability assistance in Scotland: response to consultation (easy read version)

    Our response to the consultation analysis report about the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  180. Disability assistance in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses

    Our analysis of responses to the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  181. Disability assistance in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses (easy read version)

    Our analysis of responses to the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  182. Social Security Experience Panels: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children - visual summary

    Social Security Experience Panel members’ and other people’s experiences of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children.

  183. Social Security Experience Panels: disability benefit names - visual summary

    Social Security Experience Panels members' views on renaming disability benefits when they are transferred from UK Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

  184. Social Security Experience Panels: disability benefit names

    Social Security Experience Panels members' views on renaming disability benefits when they are transferred from the UK Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

  185. The right help at the right time in the right place: strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs 2017-2026

    This ten year strategy sits within the context of our other policies and strategies to improve the learning outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs living in Scotland.

  186. Accessible Vehicles and Equipment Scheme: request for information

    We are seeking to engage with providers of cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to deliver an affordable leasing scheme for individuals in receipt of disability benefits.

  187. Scotland's Wellbeing: national outcomes for disabled people

    Analysis of the National Performance Framework (NPF) outcome indicators from the perspective of disability.

  188. Social care support reform: vision

    Our shared vision for adult social care support, including support for carers.

  189. Thousands of Scots benefiting from new social security powers

    Social Security Scotland makes almost £200m of payments

  190. Improving wheelchair access in housing

    First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes.

  191. Additional support for learning: experiences of pupils and those that support them

    Findings from qualitative research.

  192. Presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting: guidance

    Guidance to education authorities on their duty to provide education in a mainstream setting unless certain exceptions apply.

  193. NHS Scotland learning disability employment: tools and guidance - easy read version

    Easy read version of tools and guidance to support NHS Scotland to increase the number of the people employed with learning disabilities.

  194. Supporting people with learning disabilities

    Challenging perceptions and building opportunity.

  195. Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

    New framework to implement the 'Keys to life' learning disability strategy.

  196. Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 - easy read version

    New framework to implement the 'Keys to life' learning disability strategy.

  197. Changing Places toilets consultation: easy read version

    Consultation document on how we can change building regulations so that Changing Places toilets have to be part of new or changed buildings.

  198. Delivery of disability assistance to start in 2020

    Timetable for remaining devolved benefits outlined.

  199. Changing Places toilets: building standards consultation

    Changing Places toilets offer larger, supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate.

  200. Changing Places toilets in new buildings: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) of proposals to revise building regulations to require provision of Changing Places toilets in certain types of new buildings.

  201. Disabled students at university: discussion paper

    Independent paper from the Commissioner for Fair Access considers representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students by disability group.

  202. NHS Scotland learning disability employment: tools and guidance

    Guidance and tools to support NHS Scotland to increase the number of the people employed with learning disabilities.

  203. Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

  204. Neurological conditions national action plan 2019-2024: draft for consultation

    Consultation on draft of our first national action plan on improving the care, treatment and support available to people living with neurological conditions and their carers.

  205. Ready to Act: interim report on implementation and recommendations

    Progress made so far on supporting allied health professions children and young people (AHP CYP) community and direction for 2018-2020.

  206. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): national core pathway

    Pathway for people who use AAC and for services which provide AAC.

  207. Social security experience panels: personal independence payment discovery - visual summary

    The report summarises the results of the Personal Independence Payment Discovery Research which took place in late 2017 and early 2018 with a number of Experience Panel members and others.

  208. Provision of communication equipment and support: guidance

    Practical information on the principles of communication equipment and support in using that equipment.

  209. Supporting workplace equality

    Workplace Equality Fund open for applications.

  210. Transitional employability services

    Almost 3,500 people join in first six months.

  211. Job support for healthcare users

    Pilot to integrate employability and health services.

  212. Boosting job prospects for disabled people

    Campaign to tackle employment barriers.

  213. Social Security Bill

    Landmark legislation published.

  214. £3.8m for volunteering projects

    Emphasis on encouraging diversity amongst Scotland’s volunteers.

  215. Brexit threat to disability rights

    Minister raises issue on visit to Strasbourg.

  216. Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  217. PIP failing disabled people

    Response to Personal Independence Payment review highlights 65% of appeals are successful.

  218. Ready to Act - A transformational plan for Children and young people, their parents, carers and families who require support from allied health professionals (AHPs)

    The Plan meets the evolving needs of Children and Young People in providing an equitable and sustainable model that reflects the early years agenda and the integration of health and social care services

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