supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
  • A COVID-19 Inquiry for Scotland

    Created: 25/08/2021

    The Scottish Government is inviting views on the draft aims and principles of an independent public inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    The COVID-19 Inquiry Establishment Aims and Principles paper is intended to shape its terms of reference with input from stakeholders, including bereaved families.

    The proposed inquiry would be established by the end of the year, to scrutinise decisions taken in the course of this pandemic, and learn lessons for future pandemics.

    It would take a person-centered, human rights-based approach with a focus on outcomes and timely reporting to identify lessons and recommendations. Particular consideration would also be given to the ‘four harms’ of the pandemic:

    • direct health impacts of COVID-19, including cases and deaths in care homes
    • other non COVID health impacts
    • societal impacts, including education
    • economic impacts

    The public are now encouraged to share their ideas and comments on the suggested approach via e-mail by 30 September. Public feedback on the aims and principles paper should be sent to [email protected]

     




    What now?
    See other news/events in the General News category
    Go to the main News page
    Tell us about your own news

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

News/Events Categories:

FVA news (213 items)
Job Vacancies (2,202 items)
Social Enterprise (71 items)
Funding and Finance (1,260 items)
Training and Learning (1,645 items)
Community Events (2,576 items)
Goods Donations and Services (59 items)
General News (2,291 items)
Volunteering (395 items)
Partnerships Networks and Forums (136 items)


Go to the main News page

Share your news/events

It's free! Tell us about your event, news, training, vacancy etc. by completing a short form and we'll add it to our e-bulletins and website - accessed by thousands of people every month.