Forthcoming Holyrood Events

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Increasing Access to Community and Adult Education

24 January 2017
The Adult Learning Statement of Ambition states that every adult in Scotland has the right to access learning to meet their educational needs.  The 2015-2016 Programme for...
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Maternity and Neonatal Services: Delivering Excellence

26 January 2017
Holyrood's award-winning fictional baby Kirsty is in a precarious position, not least because she is pictured here sleeping on her front.  Kirsty was born into one of Scotland's...
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Evidence-informed Policy and Practice

31 January 2017
Understanding and using evidence effectively to make better policy and practice decisions. Event The political discourse which has emerged from the US elections and elsewhere has led many...
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Social Care in Scotland: Current Approaches and Future Service Delivery

1 February 2017
The strain on Scotland's social care system due to rising demand is well documented.  Against a backdrop of declining budgets, health and social care integration, and high...
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RECORDING: Leveraging digital transformation to reinvent your business

1 February 2017
As part of a series, Microsoft Services Chief Technology Officers will take you through some of the current and future digital trends that can help you transform your organisation. This pre-...
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Next Steps for Community Justice in Scotland

9 February 2017
This briefing will consider implementation of the new community justice model, strategy and existing good practice in reducing reoffending. Context In November 2016, the Scottish Government...
Cyber Security

Cyber Security 2017

21 February 2017
Learn how best to protect your organisation against data loss, security breaches and damage to your reputation at Holyrood Connect’s Cyber Security 2017 Conference. Join peers and cyber security...
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Tackling Poverty Locally

22 February 2017
Exploring good practice to tackle poverty at a local level. Event Although there have been many national policies and campaigns to tackle poverty and inequality in Scotland, progress at a local...

Future of Private Renting in Scotland

22 February 2017
This briefing will consider the implementation of the Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Act 2016, the role of Private Rented Sector in Scotland’s housing system and how to make the sector work...
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Next Steps for Land Reform in Urban Areas

23 February 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to taking forward a vision for land reform in which ownership and use of land delivers greater public benefits.  With the Land Reform Act 2016 coming...
Digital Health

Digital Health & Care Scotland

28 February 2017 to 1 March 2017
Building on the success of our annual eHealth events, in 2017 the event will evolve into Holyrood Connect’s largest ever Digital Health and Care event. Our two-day event will bring together 300...
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Child Protection 2017

1 March 2017
Next steps for safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children. Event Scotland’s children’s services have undergone periods of review and assessment for a number of years. In February 2016, the...
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Eradicating Fuel Poverty: Delivering Warm Homes

1 March 2017
Targets for eradicating fuel poverty in Scotland by November 2016 have been missed and the Scottish Working Group on Fuel Poverty have suggested re-defining the concept itself. The Scottish...

Connect and OpenText Data Seminar: Harnessing Your Data to Enable Change

8 March 2017
The challenges facing leaders charged with delivering the information and data management strategies for public bodies are myriad. From effective data sharing, improving access to documentation in a...
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Supporting Disabled People in the Workplace

9 March 2017
The Equality Act forms the cornerstone of UK law that protects disabled people from discrimination in the workplace. While employers will wish to avoid the problems and costs caused by tribunals,...
Community-led Regeneration

Community-led Regeneration: Empowering Communities to Lead Sustainable Development

9 March 2017
This briefing will update delegates on the latest policy and good practice in helping people build sustainable communities. Context The Scottish Government’s Regeneration strategy, published in...

Preparing for the New School Inspection Model in Scotland

15 March 2017
Scotland’s education is undergoing radical reform, particularly in the delivery of education and its assessment. August 2016 saw the official introduction of a range of new school inspection models,...
Infection Control

Infection Prevention & Control 2017

15 March 2017
This 6th Annual conference will bring together health experts to discuss effective control measures from the people at the cutting edge of infection control. We will take a look at the...

Next Steps for Planning in Scotland – Delivering Great Places

15 March 2017
This essential briefing will consider the future of planning in Scotland and examine the next steps and good practice in developing high quality, sustainable places. Context The...

Holyrood Training: GDPR and the Public Sector

16 March 2017
The EU GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act; it is the biggest update to data protection laws in 20 years. The public sector has just 18 months to prepare for significant...