British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan consultation

Consultation seeking views on improving public services for BSL users.


Our goal for Justice

BSL users will have fair and equal access to the civil, criminal and juvenile justice systems in Scotland.

By 2023 Scottish Ministers will take these steps:

48. Assess how the justice system could better meet the needs of BSL users and carry out a plan of improvements.

49. Look at research on technologies which aim to improve BSL user access to our Justice systems.

50. We will ensure that appropriate guidance and resources are developed by the justice sector to improve understanding of and response to BSL users (this could include BSL awareness training and the development of guidance for BSL users on what they can expect in justice settings).


Email: Hilary Third

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