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  1. Police complaints, investigations and misconduct - legislation: consultation

    The aim of the consultation is to seek views on legislative proposals with a view to delivering new laws that improve transparency and further strengthen public confidence in policing following Dame Elish Angiolini's review into Police Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct issues.

  2. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

  3. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: island communities impact assessment

    The islands communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  4. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: equalities impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristics.

  5. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on businesses, including the third sector.

  6. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

  7. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: fairer Scotland duty impact assessment

    Assesses the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on socio-economic inequality. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  8. Scottish Exchequer: fiscal transparency discovery report

    This report seeks to understand the accessibility and connectedness of current fiscal information and data and describes how we could implement improved fiscal transparency services and the benefits that could generate.

  9. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  10. Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Working Group report: supporting document

    This supporting document provides further information on the values, principles and standards for participation, democratic innovations and citizens' assemblies that the Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy (IPDD) Working Group recommends are collectively adopted.

  11. Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Working Group: report

    Recommends how the Scottish Government's ambition for change can be delivered to make Scotland’s democracy more participative and inclusive, and proposes next steps as it incorporates processes for participatory and deliberative democracy into the democratic system.

  12. Scottish Budget 2022 to 2023: Your Scotland, Your Finances

    Guide setting out key information about how the system of public finances in Scotland stands in 2022 to 2023, and how this system is changing.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation

    Consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  16. Public sector equality duty: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation on the review into the operation of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Scotland.

  17. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

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

  18. Adult Disability Payment: policy position paper

    Information on Adult Disability Payment, the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment.

  19. Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020: Tenth report on the Scottish Ministers' responses to requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

    Report on the Scottish Ministers’ handling of requests for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for the period from 27 November 2021 to 26 January 2022.

  20. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  21. The Vision for Justice in Scotland

    We set out our transformative vision of the future justice system for Scotland, spanning the full journey of criminal, civil and administrative justice, with a focus on creating safer communities and shifting societal attitudes and circumstances which perpetuate crime and harm.

  22. Consumer Scotland - energy, post and water - draft workplan 2022 to 2023: consultation

    A key part of Consumer Scotland’s role will be to provide levy-funded advocacy in the energy, post and water sectors and this is our draft plan for that work, published for consultation.

  23. Digital Government (Scottish Bodies) Regulations 2022: Fairer Scotland Duty Summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty Summary for the Digital Government (Scottish Bodies) Regulations 2022

  24. Digital Government (Scottish Bodies) Regulations 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) to consider the impact of the Digital Government (Scottish Bodies) Regulations 2022.

  25. Digital Government (Scottish Bodies) Regulations 2022: children's rights and wellbeing - screening sheet

    Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impact of the Digital Government (Scottish Bodies) Regulations 2022.

  26. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  27. Primary care mental health models in Scotland

    This paper informed the Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommendations, providing examples and success factors, of various Mental Health models that are in place across Health Boards in Scotland.

  28. Short Life Working Group for Mental Health in Primary Care: report

    The Mental Health in Primary Care Short Life Working Group recommended the establishment of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services within areas served by a group of GP practices, providing assessment, advice and support for people who require a mental health or a wellbeing response.

  29. 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.

  30. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  31. Public sector Equality Duty in Scotland: consultation

    Consultation on proposals for the review into the effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland.

  32. Investing in Scotland's Future: resource spending review framework

    This framework document launches the Scottish Government's resource spending review process. It sets the scene for the development of multi-year resource spending plans and opens our public consultation.

  33. 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.

  34. Councillors' code of conduct: December 2021

    Code of conduct for councillors setting out standards of behaviour to be followed by elected members of local authorities, issued by Ministers under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000. This version is effective from 7 December 2021.

  35. Guiding principles on the environment: draft statutory guidance

    Draft statutory guidance on the guiding principles on the environment and the duties set out in Part 2 of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.

  36. Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    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.

  37. 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.

  38. Data transformation framework: data personas report

    Personas of users and organisations produced by UserVision and Effini. This project supports the development of a data transformation framework to improve and enable data reuse in the Scottish public sector.

  39. Data standards in Scotland's public sector - framework for action: consultation analysis

    We have identified a model of co-design for the development of public sector data standards in Scotland. This report is a summary of a consultation on data standards in public sector organisations within Scotland.

  40. COP26 Climate Change Conference 2021: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service preparedness

    This report considers the appropriateness of steps taken by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in preparing for the forthcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26).

  41. Fairer Scotland Duty: guidance for public bodies

    Statutory guidance for public sector bodies subject to the Fairer Scotland Duty to help them actively consider how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage, when making strategic decisions.

  42. Fair Work First: guidance

    Outlines our Fair Work First approach and exemplifies the Fair Work First criteria in practice. It should be used by those involved in awarding public sector grants, sponsorship and other funding, and contracts, and those seeking to access/accessing such funding and/or contracts.

  43. Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review

    Findings of a research programme into Scottish race equality strategies since 2000. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) was commissioned to support the implementation of this review, with a focus on exploring opportunities for better practice.

  44. Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review summary

    Briefing report providing a small selection of highlights for strategic policy making from the 128 page Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) review report. It concentrates on two particular aspects – anti-racist principles for effective practice and learning for specific policy areas.

  45. Race equality: immediate priorities plan

    Progress made on the actions taken to implement the recommendations of the Expert Reference Group for COVID-19 and Ethnicity, and continuing work on race equality across government.

  46. Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - asset transfers: social value guidance

    Guidance on social value for the relevant authorities when they are considering asset transfer applications, and should be considered as one part of their overall decision making process.

  47. A National Care Service for Scotland consultation: easy read

    An easy read version of the National Care Service consultation paper.

  48. Local food for everyone – a discussion: consultation

    Everyone, from private individuals to businesses and organisations are invited to help shape a local food strategy for Scotland. This consultation is the first stage in a strategy to make high quality food accessible to all and promote the benefits of local food.

  49. National Review of Eating Disorder Services: report and recommendations

    The full report and recommendations of the National Review of Eating Disorder Services in Scotland.

  50. Local place plans - proposals for regulations: consultation

    This consultation paper relates to proposals for regulations on the content, preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans.

  51. Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: attitudes to government and political engagement

    Findings from the 2019 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey (SSA), conducted between August 2019 and March 2020, on attitudes to government, the economy, the health service, levels of tax and spend, government priorities and political engagement

  52. Delivery of critical NHS supplies

    Flight brings vital equipment from China to Scotland.

  53. Free hospital TV for patients

    Charges covered for three months.

  54. Funding for digital mental health services

    Additional £3.8 million to expand support.

  55. Central estate: strategy

    Sets out key objectives, underlying principles and measures of success for the central estate.

  56. CivTech 4.0 Demo Day

    Showcasing public sector innovation.

  57. Adult support and protection improvement plan 2019-2022

    Plan to complement and strengthen local adult support and protection improvement activity, provide assurance and identify future areas for improvement so that adults at risk of harm in Scotland are supported and protected.

  58. Royal Hospital for Children and Young People: independent assessment of governance arrangements

    An independent assessment, by KPMG LLP, of the governance arrangements surrounding NHS Lothian's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.

  59. Local Governance Review - public service governance: analysis of responses

    An analysis of the responses received following the ask of public sector organisations to suggest alternative arrangements for public service governance as part of the first engagement phase of the Local Governance Review.

  60. Local Governance Review: analysis of responses to Democracy Matters

    An analysis of the responses received during the Democracy Matters engagement phase of the Local Governance Review.

  61. Increasing support for those with autism

    Improving awareness and diagnosis.

  62. Positive feedback for maternity services

    Maternity Care Survey 2018 publishes.  

  63. New NHS complaints handling procedure: first year review

    First year experience of NHS boards of the new complaints handling procedure (CHP) implemented in April 2017.

  64. Plan for quicker cancer diagnosis

    Steps to shorten waiting times for patients.

  65. Shortage occupations list 2018: call for evidence - our response for health and social care

    Response to the UK Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence on the shortage occupation list summarises skills shortages within health and social care sector in Scotland, and details the contribution of international workers.

  66. Review of the Mental Health Act

    Future direction of mental health and incapacity legislation.  

  67. Support for people with eating disorders

    New guidelines for clinicians in Scotland.

  68. Support to reduce waiting times

    Waiting Times Improvement Plan funding awarded.

  69. Scotland's Open Government action plan 2018 to 2020: detailed commitments

    Full detail of Scotland's Open Government action plan commitments for 2018 to 2020.

  70. Latest report on NHS Tayside

    Further progress made in key areas.

  71. Scotland's Open Government action plan: 2018 to 2020

    Scotland’s second national action plan as a member of the Open Government Partnership.

  72. Healthcare waiting times: improvement plan

    Focuses on reducing the length of time people are waiting for key areas of healthcare.

  73. Smarter Workplaces programme: EQIA summary

    Equality impact assessment for the Smarter Workplaces programme in the Scottish Government.

  74. First major trauma centre opens

    Aberdeen leads the way for Scotland's Trauma Network.

  75. Patient satisfaction at record high

    Results of national survey.

  76. Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  77. NHSScotland confidential alert line: six month review Aug 2017-Jan 2018

    Evaluation by Public Concern at Work (PCAW) of the NHS Scotland whistleblowing helpline during the period 1 August 2017 to 31 January 2018.

  78. £1.35 million for trauma training

    New national programme to be created.

  79. Recommendations to strengthen progress on FOI handling

    Scottish Information Commissioner outlines steps to build on ‘significant improvements’.

  80. Extra funding for suicide prevention

    Leadership group to deliver innovation fund.

  81. Scottish Government Workforce Statistics March 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  82. The consequence of UK choices on Scotland

    Finance Secretary calls on UK Government to change course on austerity, immigration and Brexit.

  83. Measures to improve NHS performance

    Funding to support patient care.

  84. A&E waiting times improve

    Health Secretary thanks staff but highlights continuing winter pressures.

  85. A&E waiting times

    Figures show effect of flu rates and winter pressures.

  86. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  87. Local Governance Review

    Review to strengthen local decision making. 

  88. Budget boost for economy and public services

    Additional funding for Enterprise, policing and local government.

  89. Investing in growth and public services

    Budget Bill introduced to Parliament.  

  90. Review of health & care public holiday services

    Identifying improvements for patients and staff

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