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  • Physical intervention in schools guidance consultation

    In response to concerns raised about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools in the Children and Young People Commissioner’s 2018 report, No Safe Place , and the subsequent ENABLE Scotland In Safe Hands report, the Scottish Government established the Physical... More
    Closed 25 October 2022
  • New build heat standard consultation: part II

    We are developing regulations which will, from 1 April 2024, prohibit the use of direct emissions heating systems in new buildings: both domestic and non-domestic. We are now in a position to provide further details on our intention to regulate heating systems in new buildings,... More
    Closed 20 October 2022
  • How we'll do it

    Our approach to engagement follows our National Just Transition Planning Framework and is grounded in our Net Zero Nation: public engagement strategy . Both emphasise the importance of openness and co-design, while taking an evidence-based and adaptable, iterative approach. ... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • What are we doing

    To develop the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, we are taking a range of approaches to build agreement among citizens, places, businesses and workers about priorities and where we most need to see action. The variety of approaches reflects our need to hear from a wide... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • School uniforms in Scotland

    Introduction The Scottish Government has committed to introduce statutory guidance in Scotland which aims to address equalities issues around uniform policy and reduce the cost of school uniform, as this can be a significant barrier to participation in learning. This consultation seeks... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • How can you get involved

    Read more about how you can get involved in the the development of the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan Participatory futures community workshops The RSA team are continuing to refine and iterate additional workshop activities; timings we hope to confirm up to 3... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • What are Scotland’s Just Transition Outcomes

    The Just Transition Outcomes are a central part of our National Just Transition Planning Framework . Just Transition Planning is about working collectively to identify the opportunities (and risks) associated with taking climate action. The aim is to plan for an orderly... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • What we have done so far

    We have already undertaken a variety of engagement activities to explore how to maximise opportunities and minimise the risks associated with the energy transition. Some sessions have focused on particular National Just Transition Outcomes, while others have been centred around a particular... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • Consultation on changes to the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001

    The procedure under which the Parole Board considers cases is determined by the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001, as amended (“the 2001 rules”). The Scottish Government is committed to modernising and simplifying the 2001 rules. These are now some 20 years old and in need of... More
    Closed 12 October 2022
  • Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25 consultation

    We are consulting on a draft plan to improve and strengthen Scotland's equality evidence base. The responses we receive through this consultation will help to shape this plan, which will form the basis of Scotland's new Equality Evidence Strategy. The development of Scotland's next Equality... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • Scotland’s statutory debt solutions and diligence: policy review response

    The Scottish Government committed to a policy review of both formal debt recovery mechanisms (known as diligence) and the statutory debt solutions (moratorium protection, bankruptcy, Protected Trust Deeds and the Debt Arrangement Scheme) with the aim of further enhancing and improving our... More
    Closed 7 October 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
    Closed 30 September 2022
  • Fiscal framework review - stakeholder call for evidence

    Overview This call for evidence is seeking views on the design and operation of the Block Grant Adjustment mechanisms which form part of the Scottish Fiscal Framework. In particular, views are sought on how the Block Grant Adjustments allocate risk and deliver on... More
    Closed 28 September 2022
  • Devolved aspects of the review of the Scheme that provides relief to energy-intensive industries for a proportion of the costs of funding renewable energy generation, that includes the Renewables Obligation (Scotland)

    This consultation enables the Scottish Government to fulfil its obligation, in parallel with the UK Government which is seeking views on the exemption scheme that provides relief to energy-intensive industries (EII) for a proportion of the indirect costs of funding renewable electricity... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Restricting promotions on food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt

    This consultation is open until 23 rd September 2022. If you are unable to respond by the deadline, please contact us at . Responses received up to 30 September will be accepted and included in the analysis of this consultation. If responding after the... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Dialogue challenge: Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

    The way we use and generate energy will continue to transform in the coming years, affecting our jobs, the way we live and the way we do business. This transformation can be an opportunity to build a wealthier, healthier and fairer Scotland, as well as helping us to meet our ambitious commitments... More
    Closed 12 September 2022
  • Scottish Biodiversity Strategy 2022

    The Scottish Government are seeking views for their Biodiversity Strategy, which is due for publication in 2022. The Strategy is the starting point in a process which will lead into the development of rolling delivery plans and, through the introduction of a Natural Environment Bill,... More
    Closed 12 September 2022
  • Salmon fishing: proposed river gradings for 2023 season

    We are seeking views on the proposed river gradings for the 2023 fishing season, which have been calculated from the annual assessment of the conservation status of wild Atlantic salmon populations in rivers across Scotland. Additionally, we are seeking views on proposals for... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final Strategy. The Strategy will guide the work that the Government, and our partners,... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • Scottish roadworks technical consultation 2022

    The aim of this consultation is to ask some specific technical questions regarding qualifications and reinstatement quality plans. Currently these elements are covered within Section 116 (Qualifications of supervisors and operatives) and Section 118 (Reinstatement Quality Plans) of The Transport... More
    Closed 8 September 2022
  • Home education guidance

    Why we are consulting This consultation seeks views on the draft updates to the existing Home education guidance , published in 2007. This guidance is published under Section 14 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000, and local authorities are... More
    Closed 31 August 2022
  • A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland

    The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) will publish a new Suicide prevention Strategy and Action Plan in September 2022. This will replace the current Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters which was published in 2018. Every Life... More
    Closed 23 August 2022
  • Inclusion of Scottish public bodies in Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) reporting

    This consultation is seeking your views on proposals to extend the reporting requirements to Scottish public bodies for the publication of modern slavery statements as part of work to improve Transparency in Supply Chains. It also seeks your views on the mechanisms for this reporting and... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: a consultation on proposals for a Circular Economy Bill

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. A circular economy is one in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible. It can benefit the environment, by cutting waste and carbon emissions;... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: A Route Map to 2025 and beyond

    Through this consultation we set out our proposals for a Route Map to 2025, our strategic plan to deliver Scotland’s zero waste and circular economy ambitions. It is the start of a national conversation on how we deliver our vision for the circular economy. We are seeking your... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Improving victims' experiences of the justice system: consultation

    The Scottish Government’s new Vision for Justice in Scotland , published in February 2022, sets out our clear and compelling vision for a just, safe and resilient Scotland. We are committed to a transformational approach to justice reform to ensure the system meets the needs and... More
    Closed 19 August 2022
  • Environmental Standards Scotland - draft strategic plan

    Environmental Standard Scotland (ESS) is a new independent public body, established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021. ESS has been created to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland and public authorities’ compliance with it, and... More
    Closed 17 August 2022
  • Police complaints, investigations and misconduct: a consultation on legislation

    This consultation looks at the publication of Dame Elish Angiolini’s independent review on Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing which recommended improvements to policing systems and structures. The Angiolini report mentions principles of... More
    Closed 16 August 2022
  • The independent strategic review of funding and commissioning of violence against women and girls services: call for evidence

    The independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services, chaired by Lesley Irving, has been established by the Scottish Government to develop a new funding model that will ensure high quality, accessible specialist services across Scotland... More
    Closed 15 August 2022
  • Data Strategy for health and social care

    Why are we developing a Data Strategy? As set out in the Strategy for Care in the Digital Age , we believe that data should be harnessed to the benefit of the people of Scotland. This includes the delivery of better services, greater innovation, and ensuring the people of... More
    Closed 12 August 2022
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