This research project would combine data research and analysis with a literature review to draw conclusions on the role of CLD activity in supporting Scottish Government ambitions around tackling poverty and promoting equality and social justice.
Using national and international research literature to understand the scope and impact of youth work and community based adult learning, the project would look at how CLD provision can play a role in the delivery of the National Performance Framework and in specific policy areas such as poverty reduction, health improvement, and closing the poverty related attainment gap.
The project would then look at the data used to measure local CLD plans and work with local leaders to consider how this data is measuring impact of provision and how consistency could be brought to this across Scotland. This would build on and complement a piece of work that local authority sector leaders are already driving around Key Performance Indicators for CLD.
This project would involve desk based research and sector engagement.
The CLD Policy Team is in the Advanced Learning and Science directorate. The team focus on youth work and adult learning policy and support to the broad CLD sector, including statutory bodies and third sector organisations.