Fairer Scotland

  • Sharing views to tackle hate crime

    22nd February 2019 by

    Our public consultation on hate crime legislation is closing this week (Sunday 24 February). We’re looking for your views on a number of issues including how best to tackle gender based prejudice and misogyny. Over the past few months, we’ve also been running a series of roadshows across the country and we’d like to thank…

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  • Highlands & Islands Social Innovation Fund – Call for Applications

    7th November 2018 by

    Inclusive Growth is at the heart of the Social Innovation Fund and Social Economy Growth Fund. The Funds increase the capacity of social economy organisations to deliver services that improve the quality of life for our citizens. They also test new products, technologies and models to overcome challenges for our individuals and communities with the…

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  • Growing the Social Economy – Update October 2017

    11th October 2017 by

    There have been many changes within Growing the Social Economy since our last update. The team managing the programme is now located within the Social Justice & Regeneration Division alongside Aspiring Communities Fund colleagues. We would like to take this opportunity to thank David Cowan and his team for making us welcome. Yvonne Strachan is…

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  • Young lad going into the world of work in Scottish Government

    4th April 2017 by

    Hopes for my work experience week This week I am going to be working in the Scottish Government, mostly in the social justice and social security divisions. I hope to gain an understanding of what working in the government is actually like and apply my new skills from the ‘Communicating Effectively’ training course I attended….

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  • Jeane Freeman: A social security system based on dignity and respect

    7th March 2017 by

    Social Security Minister, Jeane Freeman, writes in the Daily Record today about putting dignity and respect at the heart of Scotland’s new social security system – as a new campaign is launched to encourage more people to claim the benefits they are entitled to. Read the full piece here: “In my first ten months as…

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  • Scottish Government – Work Experience Programme with the Social Justice Strategy Unit

    28th February 2017 by

    What is it like to work in the Scottish Government as a work experience student?

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  • Consultation on ending Child Poverty

    8th August 2016 by

    Key dates – Monday 8 August to Friday 30 September This consultation sets our proposals for a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland that will: Enshrine in legislation the Scottish Government’s ambition to eradicate child poverty. Place a duty on Scottish Ministers to publish a Child Poverty Delivery Plan every 5 years, and to report on…

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  • Creating a Fairer Scotland, the people’s conversation

    5th August 2015 by

    Danny Boyle (Parliamentary and Policy Officer – BEMIS Scotland). Scotland is changing. The public appetite for progressive, informed and collaborative development within issues which affect our everyday lives and those of future generations has showed little sign of abating since September 18th 2014. Social Justice is both personal and at the heart of our communal…

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