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British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan Consultation

British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan Consultation

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528254

This is a consultation on the draft National Plan on BSL.

Executive Summary

Respond online (in English or BSL), via:

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 2017-2023 – 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.


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