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Support in School: The View of Harder to Reach Groups, 17/02/05 [S]
This study that presents information gathered on the views of 'harder to reach' groups regarding support in schools, was commissioned by the Scottish Executive to inform the National Review of Guidance in Schools. Young people and their parents or carers were consulted on their experiences with the current support available in schools.

Education (DS and PER) Bill: Draft Guidance and Regulations on Accessibility Strategies 05/02 - [S]
<b>This consultation exercise, undertaken by the Scottish Executive, seeks views on the draft guidance and draft regulations on accessibility strategies, to be prepared under the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records) Bill. </b>

Year of the Volunteer 2005 - Month of Youth and Children Motion, 02/02/05 [S]
A motion laid before Parliament on 2 February 2005 by Maureen Macmillan (Labour) asking the Parliament to recognise that 2005 is the Year of the Volunteer and that February has been dedicated to the theme of youth and children.

Closing the Opportunity Gap Debate, 19/01/05 [S]
The Parliament debated reducing poverty and extending opportunities on 19 January 2005. The debate was led by the Scottish Executive and called on the Parliament to acknowledge the progress made in reducing poverty. In relation to children and young people this means improving their confidence and skills.

Focus on Social Inequalities 12/04 [E/NI/S/W]
<i>Focus on Social Inequalities</i> describes the different experiences of social groups in the UK today in six key areas: education, work, income, living standards, health, and participation. Published by the Office for National Statistics, it looks at the 'advantaged' as well as the 'disadvantaged' and explores the relative differences between them.

Working Group on Hate Crime report, 08/10/04 [S]
This report sets out the recommendations of the independent Working Group on Hate Crime to the Scottish Ministers. The Group makes several recommendations to the Scottish Executive including specific legislation for hate crime defined as a ""crime motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group"" and consideration of a citizenship programme for schools which can incorporate work on combating prejudice at a young age.

Direct Payments statistics 05/10/04 [S]
The number of people receiving direct payments has increased substantially from 534 in 2003 to 912 in 2004, according to statistics published by the Scottish Executive on 5 October 2004. Direct payments are made to people to enable them to purchase for themselves the services they have been assessed as needing. This can help increase independence and aid social inclusion. Direct payments are available to disabled people aged 16 and over and to parents for disabled children aged 15 and under.

Inclusion in Schools Motion, 20/09/04 [S]
Motion to be considered for debate lodged on 20 September 2004 by Helen Eadie (Lab) regarding the first school in Scotland to secure access to school for a guide dog for the blind.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004, 14/06/04 [S]
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004 divides the country into 6505 zones and lists them by their levels of relative deprivation. The index allows future regeneration and anti-poverty efforts to be better targeted.

Draft Guidelines for Managing Unauthorised Camping by Gypsy/Travellers, 01/03/04 [S]
Draft Guidelines for Managing Unauthorised Camping by Gypsy/Travellers have been published for consultation. The guidelines set out draft proposals for local authorities and police forces to consider when developing and implementing a strategy on unauthorised camping.