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Stop and Search Code of Practice (Appointed Day) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 EQIA

Stop and Search Code of Practice (Appointed Day) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 EQIA

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ISBN: 9781786527417

Equality Impact Assessment for the Stop and Search Code of Practice

Executive Summary

The public sector equality duty requires the Scottish Government to assess the impact of applying a proposed new or revised policy or practice. It is a legislative requirement. Equality legislation covers the characteristics of: age, disability, gender reassignment, gender including pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief and sexual orientation.

An equality impact assessment (EQIA) aims to consider how a policy (a policy can cover: activities, functions, strategies, programmes, and services or processes) may impact, either positively or negatively, on different sectors of the population in different ways. This EQIA has been undertaken to consider the impacts on equality of the Code of Practice on stop and search.