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Scottish Government

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The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign policy and defence.

See also:

  • Children and Families
    - issues of interest include: children and families; early years and parenting; youth justice; looked after children; adoption; youth work and social work services
  • Crime and Justice
    - themes of research include: informing the Making Justice Work and Reducing Reoffending change programmes; supporting the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland; and enhancing the evidence-base on drug misuse and treatment
  • Equality
    - a research evidence base to support work across the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, pregnancy and maternity, and marriage and civil partnership
  • Health and Social Care
    - research to support health and social care policy
  • Poverty
    - research to support work across a range of issues including: welfare, the impacts of deprivation, and financial inclusion
  • Voluntary Issues
    - research into voluntary issues and the social economy