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No One Left Behind Update Joint Communication, October 2021

05 October 2021

We can confirm the Scottish Government will proceed with further implementation of No One Left Behind from April 2022.

No One Left Behind, with its focus on placing people at the centre of the design and delivery of employment support services, offers a significant enabler in which to rise to the challenge and ambition set out by the Christie report more than a decade ago and respond to some of the challenges set by the Social Renewal Advisory Board earlier this year. It reflects a strengthened partnership approach where Scottish and Local Government work more collaboratively with partners in the wider public sector, third and private sectors to make best use of collective resources, identify local needs and make informed, evidence-based decisions. A move to local governance of services resonates with wider collective ambitions on public sector reform, social renewal and place-based approaches that prioritise the needs of people and communities.

Read more in our Scottish and Local Government Employability Partnership Update Joint Communication letter dated 5 October 2021.

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