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Learning Disability CAMHS Written Answer, 17/07/15 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jim Hume's (LD) question asking the Scottish Government what learning disability service models it has identified for delivery in children and adolescent mental health services.

Call for Evidence on the Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland, 01/07/15 - 28/08/15 [S]
Whilst the devolution of some aspects of Social Security continue to be debated during the passage of the Scotland Bill, the Welfare Reform Committee has opted to focus on the practical implementation of the social security schemes outlined in the Smith Agreement.

Devolution of Welfare Powers to be Examined, 01/07/15 [S]
The Welfare Reform Committee has today issued a call for views on how proposed new powers over welfare should be used to deliver a better system of social security in Scotland.

Employment for Disabled Young People Written Answer, 25/06/15 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government further to the answer to the supplementary to question S4O-03981 by Annabelle Ewing on 4 February 2015 (Official Report, c. 10) how much it has invested in tackling the underrepresentation of disabled young people across its employability programmes in each year since 2011-12, also broken down by programme.

Social Security for Scotland: Benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, 16/06/15 [S]
A document providing an initial examination of the benefits which are set to be devolved to Scotland under the Smith Commission recommendations.

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill Debate, 5/05/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2015 on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill. The debate was opened by Mark Griffin (Lab).

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill Debate, 5/05/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2015 on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill. The debate was opened by John Swinney (SNP).

Self Directed Support Written Answer, 19/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Michael Russell's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government whether the statutory guidance accompanying the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 allows local authorities to provide grant aid to community organisations in order to invest in preventative and universal services.

Self Directed Support Encouragement in Rural Areas Oral Question, 19/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Michael Russell's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government how it encourages local authorities under the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 to support third sector and community organisations that provide services in rural areas where individual demand for services might be low.

Children in Scotland Survey Findings Written Answer, 10/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Cara Hilton's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what its position is on the suggestion in the second survey of Children in Scotland's Parent Participation Project that "disabled children and their parents and carers frequently find it very difficult to access services that could enable the children to lead fulfilling lives, achieve the best life outcomes possible, and support families adequately".