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Positive Perceptions of Young People Written Answer, 03/07/08
Written Answer given in response to Christine Grahame's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote positive perceptions of children and young people in our communities.

Sense Over Sectarianism Motion, 30/06/08 [S]
Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament on 30 June 2008 by Elaine Smith (Lab) welcoming a summer project for P7 pupils aimed at tackling anti-sectarian attitudes and behaviour in a fun and active way.

Determinants of aspirations, 26/06/08 [E,NI,S,W]
Report for the Department of Children and Families on research which outlines the current state of knowledge about what influences the educational and occupational aspirations of young people and their parents. The research was based on a literature review covering a variety of disciplines including psychology, education, sociology, economics and political science although most have a psychological perspective. Most of the studies adopt a quantitative, longitudinal approach and focus on the UK, although a number of qualitative studies and research from the US and Australia were included where relevant.

Equally Well: Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Inequalities, 19/06/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication of the report of the Ministerial Task Force on Inequalities which was set up to tackle the inequalities in health that will otherwise prevent Scotland from achieving the Government's overall purpose of sustainable economic growth, supported by increased healthy life expectancy.

Ministerial Statement on Health Inequalities, 19/06/08 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 19 June 2008, the Minister for Public Health, Shona Robison, made a statement on the report of the ministerial task force on health inequalities.

Access to Music Oral Question, 22/05/08 [S]
During Question Time on 22 May 2008, Hugh O'Donnell (LD) asked the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that access to music of all kinds is widely available to children of all ages.

“Face-to-Face and Side-by-Side”: a framework for inter faith dialogue and social action, 17/12/07 - 07/03/08 [E/NI/S/W]
Department for Communities and Local Government consultation on a framework for inter faith dialogue and social action. In Oct 2007, the Government announced a 10-point plan to build cohesion and tackle community tensions. The plan included the specific commitment to develop an inter- faith strategy, leading to this consultation paper. The paper includes a brief section on challenges and barriers to inter faith activity experienced by young people. The government plans to publish its summary of consultation responses in late Spring 2008. Consultation to 7 March 2007.

Communities Committee takes evidence on social inclusion, 31/05/06 [S]
During their meeting on 31 May 2006 the Scottish Parliament Communities Committee took evidence on social inclusion. The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Communities in relation to a number of the issues raised in oral evidence.

Asylum Seekers Written Answer, 31/01/06 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Christine Grahame's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive whether the Parliament will be given the opportunity to consider and scrutinise the agreement with the UK Government regarding asylum seekers.

Sure Start Scotland Mapping Exercise 2004, 22/12/05 [S]
Research carried out by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships on Sure Start Scotland services since 2001. Sure Start Scotland is part of a broader programme of action by the Scottish Executive to promote social inclusion through a positive start in young children's lives.