Working for outcomes

With its November 2007 budget, the Scottish Government set out a National Performance Framework to guide public reporting on progress towards achieving the five cross-Government strategic objectives: Healthier, Wealthier and Fairer, Safer and Stronger, Smarter, and Greener.

The Scottish Government will report on progress against these national objectives and public bodies will likewise be accountable for the contributions they make towards them.

As part of this commitment, the Government is seeking to ensure that the public sector and its partners focus on these priorities through a common set of national outcomes. All early years work will contribute to these national outcomes set by the Scottish Government, which give a common direction and purpose for all of Scotland’s statutory bodies. Relevant outcomes include:

  • our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed
  • we live longer, healthier lives
  • we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society
  • we have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk
  • our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Visit the Scottish Government website for the full list of outcomes.

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    Financial inclusion referral pathway toolkit

    A toolkit providing support for developing or improving partnerships between early years services & financial inclusion organisations. It explains the core principles that should underpin these partnerships & uses case studies to illustrate referral pathways and examples of best practice.

    • When was this last updated? 9/8/2016



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