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Consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilties (UNCRPD): Analysis of Responses

Consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilties (UNCRPD): Analysis of Responses

Friday, November 18, 2016

ISBN: 9781786525642

This report presents a summary of the analysis from the Scottish Government Consultation on its Draft Delivery Plan 2016-2020 on the UNCRPD. Consultees were generally supportive of the delivery plan and its aims, but wanted it to go further.

Executive Summary

This report presents the analysis from the Scottish Government Consultation on its Draft Delivery Plan 2016-2020 on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

On the whole consultees were generally supportive of the disability delivery plan and its aims, outcomes and themes. They did, however, want it to go further, and also noted a number of key omissions, for example the lack of focus on mental health, on children and young people and on social care

Certain themes were repeatedly raised. These included: the need for meaningful engagement with disabled people; the importance of inclusive communication; and awareness-raising of barriers to independent living. Poor attitudes, stigma and discrimination were also often cited as being the most significant barriers to equality of opportunity and independent living in disabled people’s experience.