Scottish Government employability initiatives

Below are a couple of opportunities for SEN members to engage with the Scottish Government on current initiatives:

Referral routes into employability support for people in custody

The Scottish Government is collaborating with the Scottish Prison Service to develop referral routes for people in custody into employability support.

They would like to engage with a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on how they currently provide employability support to people in custody or upon their release. 

A series of questions have been prepared to support this work, and your responses would be welcome. There are ten areas to consider, covering a broad range of topics regarding engagement and support and the questionnaire can be downloaded here.

Please return completed questionnaires to Fiona Farr at by Friday 1 March. 

This work forms part of the wider No One Left Behind review.

Drug, Alcohol and Employability working group

 As part of the Employment Action Plan being developed for A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People, Scottish Government are putting together a short-life working group to develop the links between employability services and Alcohol and Drug Partnerships. 

The group are looking for input from third sector employability organisations, preferably an organisation supporting those with addictions or in recovery.

If you would like to contribute to the work of the group, or would like to know more details, please contact Julie Bilotti, Disability Policy Unit, at