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Consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023 EasyRead Version

Consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023 EasyRead Version

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528230

This is a consultation on the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan in Scotland.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government’s first draft BSL National Plan. We want to make Scotland the best place in the world for people whose first or preferred language is BSL to live, work and visit.

The first draft BSL National Plan covers the Scottish Government and more than 50 national public bodies who are answerable to Scottish Ministers. It is framed around ten long term goals (these relate to public services as a whole; early years; school education; post-school education; employment; Health mental health and social care; transport; culture, leisure, sport and the arts; justice; and democracy).

The draft plan – which covers the period 2017 to 2023 – sets out more than fifty actions we will take over the next six years.

We will use the responses to the consultation on the draft plan to strengthen the plan, where possible.