1. Scotland, the best place to grow up – making it real through rights: easy read

    Child-friendly version of the report setting out progress made in children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  2. Embedding children's rights: position statement

    The report sets out the progress made in relation to children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  3. The impact of COVID-19: conversations with faith communities

    Research that took place in 2022, about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on a selection of faith communities in Scotland, and their thoughts about the future.

  4. Short Life Working Group on Facilitating Peaceful Assemblies: report

    The Short Life Working Group on Peaceful Processions in Scotland has reviewed processions in Scotland. The report uses the comparison between Northern Ireland and Scotland as a basis to discuss how well the legislative framework and related processes are working in Scotland.

  5. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation analysis

    An analysis report of the responses received to the consultation on a health and social care strategy for older people held in 2022.

  6. Universal Periodic Review 2022: Scottish Government Position Statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas since 2017 to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

  7. Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices: report and recommendations

    This report is the result of the work of the Expert Advisory group on Ending Conversion Practices and informs the Scottish Government on the measures which should be considered in order to end conversion practices in Scotland which aim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

  8. Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices report: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government welcomes the Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices report. We will carefully consider the recommendations as we take forward this work ensuring that we deliver real and lasting change for survivors or those at risk of experiencing these practices in Scotland.

  9. Conversion practices - LGBT+ people of colour and minority ethnic faith experiences: research report

    Members of the Expert Advisory Group on Ending Conversion Practices conducted further research to understand more about conversion practices in minority ethnic faith communities and communities of colour and the impact of measures to end conversion practices on them.

  10. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA)for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  11. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  12. National Care Service evidence paper: equality in adult social care in Scotland - easy read

    This easy read summary provides an overview of evidence related to equality in adult social care in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  13. Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: consultation paper - easy read

    We are consulting on a plan to get better facts, figures and information about equality. The answers will help us improve our plan to have better equality evidence. The plan will be used to develop Scotland’s new equality evidence strategy from 2023 to 2025. The deadline for this consultation has now been extended. This consultation is open from 1 July to 7 October.

  14. Suicide prevention strategy and action plan drafts: consultation

    Consultation on drafts of a new suicide prevention strategy and action plan for Scotland.

  15. Employee passport: equality impact assessment

    This is an Equality Impact Assessment which was undertaken at the start of the project to develop and implement an Employee Passport for core Scottish Government staff. The passport provides a framework for discussing support needs with a direct link to support.

  16. Equality evidence strategy 2023 to 2025: consultation paper

    We are consulting on a draft plan to improve and strengthen Scotland’s equality evidence base. The responses we receive through this consultation will help to shape this plan, which will form the basis of Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Strategy.

  17. National Care Service - adult social care: equality evidence review

    Overview of evidence related to equality in adult social care in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  18. Volunteering action plan

    Scotland’s volunteering action plan aims to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives. Designed to provide actions over a 10‐year period as a living plan. It seeks to raise the profile of volunteering and its impact on society.

  19. Inclusive growth: what does it look like?

    This paper seeks to illuminate tangible examples of inclusive growth in Scotland, with a view to translating successes even if small in scale and sharing learning to inform future improvements in delivery.

  20. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation

    Consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  21. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  22. Data collection - protected characteristics: guidance - equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for guidance for public bodies on the collection of data related to age, disability, ethnic group, religion/belief and sexual orientation.

  23. Data collection and publication - religion/belief: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on religion/belief.

  24. Tackling prejudice and building connected communities action plan: implementation overview

    A report providing an overview of implementation of the actions set out in the Tackling Prejudice and Building Connected Communities Action Plan.

  25. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  26. Diversity in political representation in Scotland: data improvement project proposal

    We have been scoping out a project to work with stakeholders to improve the completeness of data on the diversity of election candidates and elected representatives in Scotland. This paper sets out details of a proposed new data collection at the 2022 local council elections.

  27. Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement 2022-2023

    The Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement (EFSBS) 2022-23 assesses where the Scottish Government is proposing to spend public money and how it aims to reduce inequality. The EFSBS is a supporting document to the Scottish Budget and should be read alongside associated Budget publications.

  28. Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full Equality impact assessment (EQIA) which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings strategy.

  29. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  30. Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  31. Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making - overview of public engagement

    This report outlines the themes emerging from a rapid analysis of the public engagement exercise on our approach to decision making with regard to changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown arrangements.

  32. New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022: first year progress report

    Year one progress report.

  33. New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022: summary

    Summary of the New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-22.

  34. New Scots: refugee integration strategy 2018 to 2022

    The New Scots refugee integration strategy sets out an approach to support the vision of a welcoming Scotland.

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