1. The reference to lower skilled roles is based on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) standard Occupational Classification Hierarchy
2. For more information on values and principles underlying FSS see Creating a Fairer Scotland: A New Future for Employability Support in Scotland - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
3. A non-probability sampling method whereby researcher select respondents with specific characteristics
4. Priority families are those identified by the Scottish Government as being at higher risk of child poverty: lone parent families, minority ethnic families, families with a disabled adult or child, families with a younger mother (under 25), families with a child under 1, and larger families (3+ children)
5. This classification was based on sample information received from the Scottish Government
6. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework provides more information on mainstream Scottish Qualifications
7. The reference to lower skilled roles is based on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) standard Occupational Classification Hierarchy
8. Eight of the twenty respondents we spoke to had previous experience working in hospitality.
9. Mind (National Association for Mental Health) website lists symptoms of depression.
10. Please note that according to eligibility rules for taking part in FSS, participants must not be in any paid work at the point of referral
11. The classification as 'early leaver' was based on sample information received from the Scottish Government.
12. Please note that the aim of FSS is to help individuals start on a job where the job outcome is defined as working 16 or more hours per week. A participant who is working under 16 hours per week is still eligible to receive the pre-employment support and well as elements of in-work support to help them progress to increase their hours to 16 hours or more and to support them towards achieving sustainable employment.
13. The reference to lower skilled roles is based on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) standard Occupational Classification Hierarchy
14. A full description of barriers to employment and difficulties experienced whilst out of employment can be found in Chapter 2.
15. FSS offers the option for participants to 'pause' their journey and resume receiving support from the service at a later date
16. Asperger's syndrome is a diagnosis previously given to certain autistic people. Autism Spectrum Disorder is now the most commonly given diagnosis.
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