Developing the young workforce: equality impact assessment report

This equality impact assessment report reflects on the progress of the programme three years in.

Stage 4: Decision making and monitoring

Identifying and establishing any required mitigating action

If, following the impact analysis, you think you have identified any unlawful discrimination – direct or indirect - you must consider and set out what action will be undertaken to mitigate the negative impact. You will need to consult your legal team in SGLD at this point if you have not already done so.

Have positive or negative impacts been identified for any of the equality groups? Yes
Is the policy directly or indirectly discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010? No
If the policy is indirectly discriminatory, how is it justified under the relevant legislation? N/A
If not justified, what mitigating action will be undertaken? N/A

Describing how Equality Impact analysis has shaped the policy making process

During the development of the Commission's recommendations, equality impact analysis has been carried out and this has in turn heavily influenced the final recommendations. Specific recommendations 26-39 were developed to ensure steps to advance equalities are integrated into the implementation of the overall set of recommendations. These are included in the Advancing Equalities chapter of the Commission's final report.

Monitoring and Review

The Scottish Government reports annually on progress of the DYW programme.

The Scottish Government and its partners are responsible for undertaking evaluation and monitoring of the DYW programme and this is undertaken through the following:

  • Governance structure – our programme board meets quarterly and scrutinizes the programme on progress.
  • Our eleven Key Performance Indicators feature an overall indicator for each equality group identified.
  • Our clear targets and actions built into our Youth Employment Strategy will enable us to advance equalities within Scottish education and youth employment.
  • The Scottish Government will continue to monitor and revisit the equality impact assessment, as actions and proposals develop from the Youth Employment Strategy to ensure there are no negative impacts to any of the equality groups.


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