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Invitation to Best Start Grant Consultation Event 3rd May

3rd May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Scottish Government’s Best Start Grant, Social Security Division have created an event for Stakeholders to give you an opportunity to find out more about the development and implementation of the Best Start Grant and to give your views on the current consultation.

It will take place on the morning of Thursday 3rd May in central Edinburgh (an agenda can be found below).  If you would like to attend, please go to EventBrite and use BestStartGrant2018 as the Password.

Agenda – Thursday 3rd May

30-45mins Registration
10am Welcome and introductions

Film from Minister for Social Security



Inputs from:

  • a parent about the value that the BSG will add for them.
  • NHS Health Scotland about the policy context for BSG and the impact it can have.
  • the Best Start Grant Policy Team about the policy, how it has been developed and what we are taking views for in the consultation
  • The Social Security Programme about the development of BSG service and the research that has been done with users to shape it.
11.15 Q&A – panel discussion
11,45 Break
12.00 Table discussions on consultation questions
12.45 Close and lunch


Full link to book a place for the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/best-start-grant-consultation-event-tickets-44449508677?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTQxMzE1NzYvVi5DcmljaHRvbkBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW4ub3JnLnVrLzA%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&password=BestStartGrant2018

Password: BestStartGrant2018

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3rd May 2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Social Security Division |Scottish Government
0131 244 7003

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