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Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces community

Published: 16 Nov 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781788513975

This document sets out the work that is being done to respond to the recommendations made in the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s first three reports.

32 page PDF

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32 page PDF

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Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces community
Annex A

32 page PDF

715.8kB

Annex A

Transition in Scotland [33] published 27 March 2015

Number

Recommendation text

Response at section number

1

The Scottish Government should continue to work with the UK Government to ensure that online advice and briefings reflect housing policy and provision in Scotland, so that Service Leavers choosing to settle in Scotland are not disadvantaged.

4

2

The Scottish Government and CoSLA should engage with the UK Government to ensure that work on providing more information about resettlement destinations reflects the information needs of Scottish Local Authorities.

2

3

The Scottish Government and its agencies should engage closely with the UK Government once the new Career Transition Partnership programme is in place to ensure that devolved services can provide the full range of employability, skills and learning support to Service Leavers in Scotland.

5

4

The Scottish Government should consider introducing flexibility to relax the age restrictions, extending the eligibility for criteria within 'Opportunities for All' for Early Service Leavers.

5.3

5

The Scottish Government and the Third Sector should consider piloting a Community Jobs Scotland ( CJS) programme aimed at Early Service Leavers.

5.3

6

The Scottish Government, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, Local Authorities and the Third Sector, should consider options to extend recruitment incentives so that they encourage employers to recruit Early Service Leavers

5

7

The Scottish Government, Local Authorities and Skills Development Scotland should consider options for targeting the Employability Fund, and future employability services, at Service Leavers

5.3

8

The Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland should consider actively promoting Modern Apprenticeships to Early Service Leavers and to their potential employers.

5.3

9

The Scottish Government should utilise Regional Invest in Young People Groups across Scotland to promote young Service Leavers amongst prospective employers

5.3

10

The Scottish Government, working with devolved partners and engaging with the UK Government and Armed Forces, should identify opportunities and consider options for marketing its youth employment initiatives to Early and young Service Leavers, which might include targeted presentations, tailored leaflets, accessible on-line information and wider campaigns to raise awareness of the support available.

5

11

The Scottish Government should use its existing mechanisms for engaging with employers to promote the employment of, and work placements for, Service Leavers within its broader employability policy framework and delivery infrastructure

5.3

12

The Scottish Government, its agencies and Scottish Local Authorities should work with the UK Government to ensure that the new Personal Development Plan and related course modules are relevant to those settling in Scotland.

3

13

The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland should retain the current procedures whereby GPs in Scotland retrieve Service Leavers' medical records but also keep them under review.

6

14

The Scottish Government should engage with the Veterans and Families Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University to help identify evidence needs and ensure research into transition in Scotland is also included in future programmes.

3


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