1. National carers strategy

    Unpaid care is vital to how social care is provided in Scotland, and the value of the dedication and expertise of carers cannot be overstated. This strategy sets out a range of actions to ensure they are supported fully in a joined up and cohesive way.

  2. National carers strategy: executive summary

    Unpaid care is vital to how social care is provided in Scotland, and the value of the dedication and expertise of carers cannot be overstated. This strategy sets out a range of actions to ensure they are supported fully in a joined up and cohesive way.

  3. Addressing racial inequality in the workplace

    Plan to improve fairness in the labour market.

  4. Anti-racist employment strategy - A Fairer Scotland for All

    The strategy is a call for action and a guide to address the issues and disadvantage experienced by people from racialised minorities in the labour market in Scotland. It is a key component in achieving our ambition to become a leading Fair Work Nation by 2025.

  5. Fair Work action plan: becoming a leading Fair Work nation by 2025

    A refreshed action plan setting out actions to promote fair and inclusive workplaces across Scotland. This incorporates actions on tackling the gender pay gap, the disability employment gap, and our anti-racist employment strategy, driving fair work practices for all.

  6. Public Sector Equality Duty - operation review: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis of consultation responses to the Scottish Government Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) Review. The consultation ran from 13 December 2021 to 11 April 2022.

  7. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: position statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas to implement the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

  8. 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.

  9. Embedding children's rights: position statement

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. No One Left Behind: equality impact assessment - update summary

    No One Left Behind is our approach to transforming employment support in Scotland. It aims to deliver a system that is more tailored and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially those who are disadvantaged in the labour market.

  17. 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.

  18. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan - Creating Hope Together - 2022-2025.

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. Suicide prevention strategy and action plan drafts: consultation

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

  22. Workplace adjustments: onboarding process - equality impact assessment

    This is an equality impact assessment which was done at the start of a project to improve workplace adjustments for new starts in Scottish Government.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  26. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  27. 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.

  28. Equalities and wellbeing in manufacturing: recommendations report

    Details a set of actions - devised by representatives from industry, trade union, equality groups, private sector and academia - which aim to foster and promote equality, inclusion and mental wellbeing in the manufacturing sector.

  29. Children and Young People's Voices Matter: progress report - March 2022

    Report on progress made on the actions agreed at the fifth annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people on 16 March 2021.

  30. Diversity in the teaching profession: annual data report – May 2022

    Second edition of an annual publication which aims to gather and share data relating to the diversity of the teaching profession in order to inform and evaluate future work.

  31. 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.

  32. Getting the Right Change – retail strategy for Scotland

    This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil our vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way. By delivering on its actions we aim for successful, profitable retail businesses, creation of new, better jobs and to become an exemplar for inclusive growth.

  33. Local government candidate diversity survey 2022: data protection impact assessment

    This data protection impact assessment (DPIA) reports on and assesses against any potential data protection or privacy impacts as a result of the running of the 2022 local government candidate diversity survey, and the data processing undertaken as part of the project.

  34. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

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

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Data collection and publication - ethnic group: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on ethnic group.

  39. Public sector equality duty: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation on the review into the operation of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Scotland.

  40. Race recruitment and retention action plan: equality impact assessment

    The results of the equality impact assessment for the race recruitment and retention action plan. Summarising the plan's intent, the key findings and recommendations.

  41. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. Interim Gypsy/Traveller site design guide

    Guide to assist public sector providers of Gypsy/Traveller sites to design and provide high quality accommodation that meets their needs.

  45. 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.

  46. Public sector Equality Duty in Scotland: consultation

    Consultation on proposals for the review into the effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Cross Justice Working Group on Race and Workforce: progress report

    Progress report from short life working group set up to provide a strategic and cohesive approach to tackling barriers to employment across the justice system and to support cross system learning.

  50. Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  51. Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review summary

    Briefing report providing a small selection of highlights for strategic policy making from the 128 page Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) review report. It concentrates on two particular aspects – anti-racist principles for effective practice and learning for specific policy areas.

  52. Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review

    Findings of a research programme into Scottish race equality strategies since 2000. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) was commissioned to support the implementation of this review, with a focus on exploring opportunities for better practice.

  53. Race equality: immediate priorities plan

    Progress made on the actions taken to implement the recommendations of the Expert Reference Group for COVID-19 and Ethnicity, and continuing work on race equality across government.

  54. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  55. Race equality action plan: final report

    Progress made on the actions in the Race Equality Action Plan 2017 to 2021 and action taken to tackle race inequality in response to the 2020 to 2021 COVID-19 pandemic as well as action from 2021 onwards to implement the aims of the Race Equality Framework 2016-2030.

  56. Housing needs of minority ethnic groups: evidence review

    This report provides a review of the literature on the housing needs and experiences of minority ethnic groups in Scotland, and presents results of secondary data analysis. The research also identifies gaps in the evidence and suggests areas where further research could be useful.

  57. Consultation on amending Scottish hate crime legislation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on amending Scottish hate crime legislation.

  58. Hate crime: availability of information recorded by the police in Scotland

    Update on work by our statisticians and Police Scotland to review the availability of information on hate crime.

  59. One Scotland: consultation on current hate crime legislation

    'One Scotland: hate has no home here' consultation asks questions on our approach to consolidating all Scottish hate crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations.

  60. Teaching in a diverse Scotland: increasing and retaining minority ethnic teachers

    This report aims to increase the number of teachers from under-represented groups at all levels in Scottish Schools.

  61. Young people's attitudes to immigration: findings from the Young People in Scotland Survey 2017

    This report presents findings on attitudes to immigration from the Ipsos MORI Young People in Scotland Survey 2017.

  62. Supporting workplace equality

    Workplace Equality Fund open for applications.

  63. A fairer Scotland for all: race equality action plan and highlight report 2017-2021

    The race equality action plan sets out the key actions for the Scottish Government to drive positive change for minority ethnic communities.

  64. Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  65. Hate crime reporting encouraged

    10% decrease in racial hate crime charges brought by police.

  66. Equality impact assessment results: the Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-2030

    Assessment of the Scottish Government's Race Equality Framework approach to racial equality.

  67. Race Equality Framework implementation approach

    Report highlighting how Scottish Government will promote race equality and tackle racism and inequality between 2016 and 2030.

  68. Scottish Government appoints Race Equality Framework Adviser

    Kaliani Lyle to provide insight and advice on implementing Framework actions.

  69. Race equality framework for Scotland 2016 to 2030

    This framework sets out our approach to promoting race equality and tackling racism and inequality between 2016 and 2030.

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