The non-confidential responses to the recent exploratory consultation on ideas for the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill, along with an independent analysis of all 447 responses, have been now been published:
A letter has been issued by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth about new Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs) and the third sector’s role. Please click here to download the letter for your information.
Running simultaneously with EVOC’s Hate Crime Survey (aimed at voluntary organisations) is a Hate Crime Survey aimed at individual members of the public.
Edinburgh’s 1st Triennial Hate Crime Survey 2012 is being conducted by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council, Lothian and Borders Police and Edinburgh’s Hate Crime Strategy Development Group (HCSDG). The Survey will be the first of a triennial survey to assess hate crime in Edinburgh. Your participation in the survey will provide a useful evidence base to receive feedback on perceptions of hate crime and also suggestions on how it could be tackled. The Survey will be available in the following formats:
- Online through Survey Monkey – Click Here for the Survey
- Hardcopy – Please call our office on 0131 556 0441 if you would like to request a paper copy of the Hate Crime Survey.
If you require assistance with the completion of the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can arrange for one of our volunteers to help you with the form. Please let us know if you require a hardcopy of the survey and we will make it available to you by post.
For more information, you can contact Deborah Clark on 0131 556 0441or DClark@elrec.org.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if you require a hardcopy of the survey and we will make it available to you by post. We would be grateful if you could return the completed questionnaire to us by Friday 14 December 2012.
In addition to street surgeries, community events and stakeholder meetings, Lothian and Borders Police have also published an online survey to seek feedback. This survey should take no more than a few minutes and is viewed as a vital part of theirr consultation.
The survey provides the opportunity to be involved in future planning exercises, but should you choose not to, your answers will remain anonymous.
Thank you for your time and cooperation, your assistance is very much appreciated.
This consultation is seeking views on the national draft personal footcare guidance that has been developed by a multi-agency working group. This is a key action highlighted for implementation in the National Delivery Plan for Allied Health Professionals in Scotland, 2012-2015. The overall aim is to improve the way in which personal footcare for older people is supported and delivered through the implementation of training and good practice guidance.
Please see the Scottish Government website for the consultation documents.
Children with complex additional support needs will have access to high quality services delivered where possible in their community. This is one of the main recommendations in the Doran Review (published on 13 November) to provide the best opportunities for children in Scotland with complex additional support needs.
The main findings of the review are:
- The good practice in existing services should be more widely shared.
- Increased strategic commissioning of specialist services for those with complex additional support needs.
- Strong partnership must be maintained to deliver reform of the sector between 2012 and 2017.
The Doran Review Report sets out the strategic vision for provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs in Scotland. The review report sets out the findings and recommendations for provision across four themed areas; Culture, Complex Additional Support Needs and Expertise, Policy Choice and Learning Experiences, Interagency Working, Planning and Review, and National and Local Provision and the Role of the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government’s response to the Doran Review.
A consultation on a joint plan for older people, between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Scottish Care and Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC), is taking place until Friday 21 December 2012.
For more information and to download the documents, please see the CEC website.