Scottish Government’s Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan is now open for consultation
The Scottish Government’s consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan will run for the next three months until Wednesday 31 May 2017.
The draft plan covers the Scottish Government and over 50 national public bodies that Scottish Ministers have responsibility for. This BSL National Plan will cover the next six years to 2023.
To find out more, please go to the Scottish Government consultation website:
Scottish Government Consultation Facebook:
Deaf Sector Partnership Website:
Deaf Sector Partnership Facebook:
This is a public consultation and anyone can respond to it.
The Scottish Government will accept responses in BSL or in English.
The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
SCoD has submitted a response to the consultation on the Green Paper.
For more information on the consultation (which closes on the 17th February), please scroll down this page.
04/01/2017 Your View Counts
The Police Scotland public consultation survey “Your View Counts” has been live since April 2016. This is the first time Police Scotland’s public consultation is digital and represents a new way of them conversing with key stakeholders and communities.
This new process increases access and engagement with the communities they serve. They value the views of everyone from all backgrounds whether you live or work in the community.
Police Scotland will monitor responses all year round and will publish quarterly information on their website. Analysis of survey results together with information from a number of other sources will help inform national and local policing plans.
The consultation process is not about comparing divisions or years it is to ensure their priorities take account of public views.
- Public consultation is for you to tell them what is important to you in your community
- Your opinion is valued – they need your opinion to help inform their policing priorities and service delivery
- Police Scotland is committed to listening to your views
- Survey is available online 24/7 via our website and only takes a few minutes to complete – www.scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts
- Results are published on their website.
28/11/2016 UK Government Consultation:
The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 17 February 2017.
The government has launched a consultation on its newly published green paper ‘Work, health and disability: improving lives’.
The green paper – which aims to achieve ‘a more personalised and integrated health and welfare system’ – proposes:
- a review of statutory sick pay and GP fit notes to support workers back into their jobs faster, and for longer;
- encouraging Jobcentre Plus work coaches to signpost claimants to therapy;
- reform of the work capability assessment with a view to ending the binary ‘can work / can’t work’ groups;
- a new Personal Support Package;
- encouraging employers to work with their employees with long-term health conditions to stop them from falling out of work; and
- a wide-ranging debate about recognising the value of work as a health outcome.
To read the green paper, click here or go to https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564676/work-and-health-green-paper-print-version.pdf For more information about the consultation and for information in Easy Read, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/work-health-and-disability-improving-lives.
The BSL version of the consultation is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC0aQWFFHARyp2u6vV3_KQ-ddXRzxqHCa.
Consultation on the New National Health and Social Care Standards
Consultation is now closed.
Scottish Ministers have a duty to prepare and publish standards and outcomes relating to care services and social work services under Section 50 Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. Scottish Ministers also have powers under Section 10H of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 to publish standards and outcomes for services provided under the health service; and independent health care services.
This consultation relates to draft new Standards and outcomes which Scottish Ministers propose to publish as part of these statutory powers.
The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland will take into account the new Standards when carrying out their inspections and when making decisions about care and health services which are, or are applying to be, registered.
The new Standards do not replace or remove the need to comply with legislation which sets out requirements for the provision of services (such as the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Requirements for Care Services)
Regulations 2011 and the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Requirements as to Independent Health Care Services) Regulations 2011). Health and care services will continue to follow existing legal and best practice requirements applying to their particular service or sector, in addition to applying the new Standards.
SCoD’s response is available here.