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.

Social Security

Action 9 - Social Security Official Statistics

Seven of the nine protected characteristics are currently collected.

  • we will get more equality evidence about how people experience the benefits system as new benefits are launched in Scotland
  • in 2023 we will check the quality of data about Adult Disability Payment (launched late in 2022)
  • in 2023 we will do an intersectional analysis of benefits.

Intersectionality means looking at how all parts of a person's identity affects their life.

An identity is how you see yourself and how other people see you.

For example a woman, who is a disabled person, and a Muslim.

We will publish new intersectional analysis by the end of 2024.

Action 10 - Social Security Scotland Client Survey data

In 2022 we will set out plans for client surveys about benefits.

This will include surveys about the Child Disability Payment and Adult Disability Payment.

In 2023 we will check the quality of the data from these 2 surveys and publish this information in reports.

Action 11 - Scottish Welfare Fund

In July 2023 a report will be published which will give data on age, disability, sex, religion and race.

We will check how we are collecting this data and make any changes needed before the 2024 annual update.



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