Targets and strategies

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There are no demographic targets or strategies relating specifically to children at a national or local level.  However growth in Glasgow’s overall population has been identified as a priority by Glasgow’s Community Planning Partners to ensure continued economic growth of the city and a sustainable future. 

Glasgow’s new ten year Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) 2013 will be agreed by CPP partners by Summer 2013. It will focus on three key priority areas where Community planning partners in the city believe that they can achieve better outcomes for residents by working more collaboratively and integrating services.

The priorities are: alcohol, youth employment and vulnerable people. A further focus for the new SOA will be to tackle persistent inequalities within specific targeted neighbourhoods in the city.

The new SOA for Glasgow will be accompanied by a Performance Management Framework that will set out how the CPP will track the difference being made over time through a series of performance measures. The framework will consist of a small core of high level outcome measures around the themes of alcohol, youth employment, vulnerable people, and also in the target neighbourhoods.

These will be supplemented by a series of more detailed outcome/output measures linked to the specific activities undertaken by Community Planning partners to achieve better outcomes for residents. The new SOA Performance Management Framework will establish baselines, comparator areas, milestones and targets for the CPP for each of the outcomes in the ten year SOA. The Framework will be completed by late 2013

Glasgow City Council's Strategic plan: 2012 to 2017 sets out the Council's priorities for the next 5 years.  It is focused on economic growth and resilience for the city and its communities.

Supporting the delivery of the local outcomes are a number of strategies and policies that set out a strategic framework and specific details of how the various agencies in Glasgow plan to deliver the outcomes in the short and long-term, the key ones that work towards improving the city’s population growth are:

Scottish Government

The stated purpose of the Scottish Government is "to focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth."  Progress is tracked by 7 Purpose Targets and it is supported by 15 National Outcomes and 45 National Indicators covering key areas of health, justice, environment, economy, and education. Scotland Performs provides details of performance against these outcomes and indicators.  One of the Government's key targets relates to population growth: