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  • Addition of trade union nominees to the boards of college institutions

    The Good College Governance Task Group's report , published in 2016, made a series of recommendations to improve the governance of colleges, including adding trade union nominees to the boards of management of college institutions. Following consultation in 2017 on the Good College... More
    Opened 1 December 2022
  • Access to information rights in Scotland

    This consultation follows the work of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee (PAPLS) in the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament, to undertake post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The Committee’s report ... More
    Opened 29 November 2022
  • Alcohol advertising and promotion

    Restricting alcohol marketing is identified as one of the World Health Organization’s three ‘best buys’, the most cost-effective measures that WHO recommends to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. Many our European neighbours have already taken action to restrict alcohol marketing... More
    Opened 17 November 2022
  • Transfer of the functions of education appeal committees to the Scottish Tribunals

    Having a choice about which school your child will attend is a fundamental feature of our education system. Choosing which school your child will attend is one of the most important decisions parents/carers will make. Most parents opt for their local catchment school while others will apply... More
    Opened 14 November 2022
  • Skills delivery independent review: call for evidence

    In September 2022, the Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training set out to parliament that he would be initiating an independent review of the skills delivery landscape in Scotland as part of work to ensure that the skills system is fit for purpose for... More
    Opened 28 October 2022
  • Wildlife management in Scotland

    A Stronger & More Resilient Scotland: The Programme for Government 2022-23 which was published on the 8 September 2022 committed to introducing the following Bill: “Wildlife Management (Grouse) The Bill will implement the recommendations of the... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • Cancer care: review of breast cancer quality performance indicators - engagement

    We welcome your views on the draft revised breast cancer quality performance indicator engagement document. Please refer to this document for full details of each quality performance indicator. Please provide comments on all individual quality performance indicators (QPIs)... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • Cancer care: review of testicular cancer quality performance indicators

    We welcome your views on the draft revised testicular cancer quality performance indicator engagement document. Please refer to this document for full details of each quality performance indicator. Please provide comments on all individual quality performance indicators... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • NHSScotland 'Once for Scotland' workforce policies - Supporting the Work-Life Balance consultation

    The 'Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies Programme is designed to review and transform existing workforce policies (previously known as Partnership Information Network (PIN) Policies) in line with our vision: "Once for Scotland' workforce policies will promote NHSScotland as a modern,... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • Social Care: Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation in Scotland - call for evidence

    The Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) was announced on 23 rd September. The IRISR will make recommendations to ensure that social care support services are the best that they can be for those that use them and work within them. IRISR will ensure a human... More
    Opened 24 October 2022
  • Small Landholdings Modernisation: Consultation

    Small landholdings are a part of our Scottish agricultural and national heritage, and we are determined to have them as part of our future. We are fully committed to modernising their truly unique legislative status to ensure small landholders have comparable rights with other types of land... More
    Opened 22 October 2022
  • Professor Hayward's Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment - public consultation

    Why is there a need for an independent review?  Recognising the need to look to the future, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills announced in October 2021 the intention to reform qualifications and assessments. This was influenced by:  ... More
    Opened 21 October 2022
  • National Discussion on Scottish Education: child rights and inclusion focus groups

    These focus groups are a chance for Scotland’s leading child rights and inclusion organisations to share the kinds of key educational issues that affect the children and young people they support with the national discussion’s co-facilitators. Please use this form to tell us which... More
    Opened 6 October 2022
  • A national conversation to inform a new Dementia Strategy

    We want a national conversation with everyone interested in what a new Dementia Strategy for Scotland should look like. To help inform your response, we have put together a short discusssion paper . Please read this before responding. We have also created an audio... More
    Opened 30 September 2022
  • Cycling framework for active travel

    This Cycling Framework and Delivery Plan for Active Travel in Scotland builds on the progress made through three iterations of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) between 2010 and 2020. It reflects our aim to progress from CAPS and to develop an ambitious plan for Scotland for the next... More
    Opened 26 September 2022
  • Developing a Scottish tax to replace the UK Aggregates Levy

    Aggregates make an important contribution to Scotland’s economy, providing materials for housing, construction, road-building and other uses, and supporting employment, including in rural and remote areas of the country. Aggregates are also required as construction materials to support the... More
    Opened 26 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for adults

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. The online feedback form is now closed for new responses. Please email nationaldiscussiononeducation@gov.scot with any questions. Discussion guide for adults - PowerPoint Discussion guide for adults - Pdf ... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for young adults

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. The online feedback form is now closed for new responses. Please email nationaldiscussiononeducation@gov.scot with any questions. Discussion guide for young adults - PowerPoint Discussion guide for young adults... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for children and young people

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. The online feedback form is now closed for new responses. Please email nationaldiscussiononeducation@gov.scot with any questions. Discussion guide for children and young people - PowerPoint Discussion guide for... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for young children

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. The online feedback form is now closed for new responses. Please email nationaldiscussiononeducation@gov.scot with any questions. Discussion guide for young children - not compatible with screen readers - PowerPoint ... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • More information

    Further information and background to the National Discussion and other education reform processes. Our qualifications and assessment systems are being reviewed and our education bodies are being replaced. Now is the right time to reflect on what works well, what we have learned about... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Group discussion guides

    Use these dedicated discussion guides for teachers, parents/carers, youth workers and others to hold group discussions with children and young people. This will enable them to think creatively about the vision for the Scottish education system. The online feedback form is now... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • National Discussion on Scottish Education survey - now closed

    The time has come for a new national discussion on education, one which will give everyone the chance to have their voice heard. We’re inviting everyone who has an interest in the future of our education system: children and young people, parents and carers, practitioners, and those in the... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Who should get involved and why?

    If you haven’t given your view on education in the past, you are exactly who we want to hear from. We want learners to be at the centre of our discussion and in particular we want to hear from people who do not normally have their voices heard in the education system. In his... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Who is running the National Discussion?

    The National Discussion is being co-convened by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA). We have appointed two independent facilitators, Professor Carol Campbell and Professor Alma Harris, to help shape the National Discussion. Watch the... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for parents and carers

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. The online feedback form is now closed for new responses. Please email nationaldiscussiononeducation@gov.scot with any questions. Discussion guide for parents and carers - PowerPoint Discussion guide for parents and... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Let's Talk Scottish Education - feedback from group discussions

    Your activities will help prepare your group to answer the national discussion's consultation questions. This web form is the easiest and most thorough way for one person to feedback the points raised by their group's discussion. The form also offers you the chance to upload anything that... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill

    The Scottish Government is committed to realising our Vision for Agriculture and transforming how we support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. Recent years have seen a series of global shocks that have had,... More
    Opened 29 August 2022
  • Gaelic and Scots and Scottish Languages Bill: Scottish Government commitments

    This consultation has been extended. The Scottish Government has made a number of commitments to the Gaelic and Scots languages. Among these there are four key commitments which can be regarded as particularly significant with the other commitments falling under these broad... More
    Opened 24 August 2022
  • Planning with People: Community engagement and participation guidance - service user questionnaire

    Did you know that people living in Scotland have the right to get involved in the design and delivery of new health or social care services, and to comment on changes to existing services? When it comes to designing or making changes to these services, it is important that NHS Boards,... More
    Opened 24 August 2022
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