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Scottish policy context

Working for Growth: A Refresh of the Employability Framework for Scotland was published in September 2012.  In a context of economic recovery, the document reflects how approaches to employability have developed since 2006 and provides a clear framework to strengthen our combined focus on jobs and growth. It does so under the following themes, inspired by the four pillars of our response to the Christie report on the Future Delivery of Public Services:

  • Strategy and Effective Leadership
  • Better Integration and Partnership Working
  • Towards Prevention - Tackling Inequality
  • Improving Performance

The Scottish policy context is also informed by the following:

Developing the Young Workforce - Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy (Dec 2014) Developing the Young Workforce - Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy sets out how the Scottish Government will implement the recommendations from the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce.

Action for Jobs - Supporting Young Scots into Work: Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy (June 2012) Giving young people the chance to channel their talent, enthusiasm and energy into sustainable and rewarding employment.

Opportunities for All - an explicit commitment to an offer of a place in learning or training to every 16-19 year old who is not currently in employment, education or training.  An implementation paper will be published on this shortly.

Skills for Scotland: Accelerating the Recovery and Increasing Sustainable Economic Growth - The Scottish Government has refreshed the Skills for Scotland Strategy. This refreshed Strategy makes clear the Scottish Government's commitment to training and skills and sets out a flexible, responsive, partnership approach to meeting Scotland's skills needs at a crucial point in our economic recovery.

Achieving Our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland (2008) This Framework sets out further priorities for action and investment to deliver improvement in: reducing income inequalities; introducing longer-term; measures to tackle poverty and the drivers of low income; supporting those experiencing poverty or at risk of falling into poverty; making the tax credits and benefits system work better for Scotland.

The Smith Commission recommended further devolution of Employment Programmes in Scotland. The Scotland Bill 2016 devolved responsibility for services delivered under DWP's Work Programme (long term unemployed)) and Work Choice (disabled people) from 1 April 2017. In order to ensure continuity of service, a one year transitional arrangement will be implemented and work will continue to ensure a more enduring approach to Employability in Scotland from 1 April 2018. Further information on delivery of these services can be found here: Employability Delivery **This link will take you to an external Scottish Government website**