1. Additional Support for Learning review action plan: second progress report

    Progress report from the Scottish Government and COSLA providing an update on work undertaken since November 2021 and summarising the actions to be taken to deliver the recommendations from the review of implementation of additional support for learning.

  2. Additional Support for Learning review: action plan - November 2022 update

    An updated Additional Support for Learning (ASL) action plan, setting out the progress made since November 2021, to deliver against the recommendations made by the review of implementation of additional support for learning.

  3. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: position statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas to implement the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

  4. Scotland, the best place to grow up – making it real through rights: easy read

    Child-friendly version of the report setting out progress made in children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  5. Embedding children's rights: position statement

    The report sets out the progress made in relation to children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  6. Scottish Social Housing Charter November 2022

    The Charter helps to improve the quality and value of services provided by social landlords in Scotland. It sets the standards and outcomes that all social landlords should aim to achieve when performing their housing activities.

  7. Universal Periodic Review 2022: Scottish Government Position Statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas since 2017 to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

  8. No One Left Behind: equality impact assessment - update summary

    No One Left Behind is our approach to transforming employment support in Scotland. It aims to deliver a system that is more tailored and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially those who are disadvantaged in the labour market.

  9. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA)for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  10. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment (ICIA) for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  11. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy - Creating Hope Together - 2022 to 2025.

  12. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan - Creating Hope Together - 2022-2025.

  13. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan covering the period from 2022 to 2025.

  14. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  15. Suicide prevention strategy and action plan drafts: consultation

    Consultation on drafts of a new suicide prevention strategy and action plan for Scotland.

  16. Physical intervention in schools: draft guidance

    We are consulting on this draft schools guidance "Included, engaged and involved part 3" which takes a relationship and rights based approach to physical intervention in Scottish schools.

  17. Inclusive growth: what does it look like?

    This paper seeks to illuminate tangible examples of inclusive growth in Scotland, with a view to translating successes even if small in scale and sharing learning to inform future improvements in delivery.

  18. Home education guidance: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed updates to the home education guidance. The guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents in relation to home education.

  19. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

  20. Putting Learners at the Centre: Towards a Future Vision for Scottish Education

    Report provided to Scottish Ministers by Professor Ken Muir on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, reform of Education Scotland and removal of its inspection function.

  21. Data collection - protected characteristics: guidance - equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for guidance for public bodies on the collection of data related to age, disability, ethnic group, religion/belief and sexual orientation.

  22. Data collection and publication - ethnic group: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on ethnic group.

  23. Gypsy/Traveller accommodation fund and site design guide: equality impact assessment

    The results of the Equality Impact Assessment carried out for the Gypsy/Traveller accommodation fund and site design guide.

  24. Gypsy/Traveller accommodation fund and site design guide: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    The results of the Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) carried out for the Gypsy/Traveller accommodation fund and site design guide.

  25. Gypsy/Traveller accommodation fund and site design guide: fairer Scotland assessment - summary

    A summary of the Fairer Scotland Assessment carried out for the Gypsy/Traveller accommodation fund and site design guide.

  26. A New Deal for Tenants - draft strategy: consultation

    We are consulting on the draft A New Deal for Tenants - rented sector strategy, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland.  

  27. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  28. Interim Gypsy/Traveller site design guide

    Guide to assist public sector providers of Gypsy/Traveller sites to design and provide high quality accommodation that meets their needs.

  29. Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement 2022-2023

    The Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement (EFSBS) 2022-23 assesses where the Scottish Government is proposing to spend public money and how it aims to reduce inequality. The EFSBS is a supporting document to the Scottish Budget and should be read alongside associated Budget publications.

  30. Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full Equality impact assessment (EQIA) which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings strategy.

  31. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  32. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  33. Women's health plan: easy read

    Easy read version of the women’s health plan.

  34. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  35. Coronavirus (COVID-19) reducing risks in schools guidance for back to school arrangements: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment - August 2021

    Updated Reducing risks in schools guidance (version 6.0) has been developed in consultation with the COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) and with the advice of the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues. This document considers the impact of this guidance on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

  36. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - experiences of vulnerable children, young people, and parents: research

    This report presents findings from qualitative research conducted with a range of children, young people and parents in vulnerable or seldom heard groups, carried out to explore their lived experiences during and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  37. Improving accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities

    £20 million fund for local authorities to establish model sites.

  38. Race equality action plan: final report

    Progress made on the actions in the Race Equality Action Plan 2017 to 2021 and action taken to tackle race inequality in response to the 2020 to 2021 COVID-19 pandemic as well as action from 2021 onwards to implement the aims of the Race Equality Framework 2016-2030.

  39. Right First Time: a practical guide for public authorities to decision-making and the law - second edition

    Right First Time is a practical guide for public authorities in Scotland to decision-making and the law.

  40. Gypsy/Travellers - accommodation needs: evidence review

    Overview of the evidence about the accommodation needs of Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland, drawing on both academic and grey literature. It discusses current provision, accommodation needs and aspirations, and identifies key areas which could be explored through further research.

  41. National guidance for child protection - revised: consultation

    Consultation on a revised version of the National Guidance for Child Protection to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments. The current version of the National Guidance for Child Protection was published in 2014.

  42. Improving Gypsy/Traveller lives

    Action plan to address inequalities.  

  43. Improving the lives of Gypsy/Travellers: 2019-2021

    Joint action plan by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

  44. The Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to support the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019.

  45. The Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) to support The Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019.

  46. Gypsy/Traveller Sites in Scotland

    The report presents findings from a study collating data on Gypsy/Traveller sites in Scotland.

  47. Universal periodic review of human rights in the United Kingdom 2017: update on five thematic areas

    Our update on progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council recommendations in five thematic areas following the third Universal Periodic Review of human rights in the UK in May 2017.

  48. Greater education opportunities for gypsy traveller families

    Extra funding to boost teaching expertise.

  49. Equality funding: national and intermediary bodies 2017-2021

    Funding allocated to organisations who work with equalities communities in Scotland.

  50. Equality funding: Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund 2017-2021

    Funding allocated to organisations who work with equalities communities in Scotland.

  51. Gypsy/Traveller guidance

    Managing unauthorised camps to minimise disruption.

  52. Managing unauthorised camping by Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland: guidance for local authorities

    Practical advice for local authorities on how to manage unauthorised camp sites.

  53. Improving Gypsy/Traveller sites: guidance on minimum sites standards and site tenants' core rights and responsibilities

    Covers minimum standards for Gypsy Traveller sites and core rights and responsibilities for those renting pitches on local authority and RSL sites.

  54. Gypsy/Traveller accommodation analysis

    Table showing the change in the number of Gypsy/Traveller pitches in Scotland since 2009.

  55. Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland - summary of the evidence base 2013

    Our summary of the existing evidence base on Gypsies/Travellers in Scotland.

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