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New taskforce to improve service for missing persons and their families, 10/12/09 [E/NI/S/W]
A new taskforce to look at ways to improve the response of agencies such as the police and local authorities to missing people and their families has been launched.

Commissioning, Delivery and Perceptions of Emergency Accommodation for Young Runaways, 26/11/09 [E/S/W]
This study by the Children's Society Research Team aimed to generate recommendations to help local authorities and other key stakeholders address the emergency accommodation needs of young runaways.

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2008-09, 04/09/09 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the annual statistical bulletin providing statistics on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes in Scotland and on numbers in temporary accommodation.

Homelessness Written Answer 15/04/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Hugh O'Donnell's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive when it will revise the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2004 to prohibit the use of bed and breakfast accomodation for care leavers; and when it will introduce a system of classiciation for homeless hostels indicating their suitability for care leavers and the levels of support provided.

Homelessness Written Answer 15/04/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Karen Whitefield's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive, in light of the publication by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland of Sweet 16? One Year On Is Life Any Sweeter?, what steps it is taking to prohibit the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for care leavers; and what action it is taking to introduce a system of classification for hostels for homeless people that indicates their suitability for care leavers.

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland, 17/03/09 [S]
The Scottish Government has published statistics on Homelessness Applications, Assessments and Outcomes up to 30 Sept 2008. This also includes households in temporary accommodation up to end December 2008.

Local Government and Communities Committee takes evidence on homelessness, 11/02/09 [S]
During its meeting of 11 February 2009 the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee took evidence on homlessness.

Homelessness Oral Question, 15/01/09 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 15 January 2009 Ross Finnie (LD) asked the First Minister what progress the Scottish Government has made towards ending unintentional homelessness.

Funding to tackle homelessness, 23/12/08 [S]
The Scottish Government has announced funding for projects to tackle homelessness and provide debt advice.

Evaluation of Homelessness Prevention Innovation Fund Projects, 25/11/08 [S]
The Homelessness Prevention Innovation Fund (HPIF) supported 8 projects with the aim of stimulating innovation in homelessness prevention. This report draws together lessons from across the HPIF projects to provide local evidence of effectiveness, national learning about homelessness prevention and lessons about effective evaluation practice.