Regional Skills Assessment

Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs) provide the evidence we need to plan skills investment in Scotland’s people and businesses.

The aim of RSAs is to provide a coherent evidence base to inform future investment in skills, built up from existing datasets.  RSAs are developed and used by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and its partners including: Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, the Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group and the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

Last year, the RSAs were re-focussed in response to the Enterprise and Skills Review to support Skills Alignment. This includes a five-step planning model, the first step of which is a Skills Demand Assessment.

To continue to support this, the suite of RSA resources has maintained its focus on demand side evidence. They highlight economic and labour market data, offering trends, forecasts and insight for RSA regions, City Regions, Growth Deal areas and Local Authorities.

This year, the RSA materials will be released in two phases:

Phase one: Release of the new interactive RSA Data Matrix in August 2019

Phase two: Release of RSA Summary Reports and Infographics in October 2019.

Click here for more information and to access the link to the RSA Data Matrix.

 

Fife Child Poverty Action Report June 2019

Around one in five children live in low income families in Fife and too many children are not ready to learn when they start school. Many people in Fife are unable to manage financially; more than a third of residents live in fuel poverty and around 24,000 residents are unsure about how they can pay for food.

Fife Council, NHS Fife and partners have developed the Fife Child Poverty Action Report to consider the delivery of existing child poverty measures and outline new actions that seek to create a step-change in efforts to tackle this persistent issue.

The report focuses on the three drivers of child poverty, as set out by the Scottish Government: income from employment, cost of living, and income from social security and benefits in kind.

Read the full report here.

Fife Findings: Children in families with limited resources 2014-16

New data from the Scottish Government on ‚ÄúChildren in families with limited resources¬†across Scotland 2014-2016‚ÄĚ provides estimates of the proportion of children in combined¬†low income and material deprivation by council area and household characteristics. This¬†was collected via the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) over three years, 2014 to 2016. Read More

Foster Caring in Fife

A marketing campaign focused on raising the number of foster carers available in Fife was launched in December 2013 and will run until December 2014. As part of the effort to maximise the impact of this campaign, research has been undertaken to understand the target market involved, how they might be targeted and to consider the early performance of the campaign itself. Read More