Publication - Guidance

Fairer Scotland Duty: interim guidance for public bodies

Published: 27 Mar 2018
Housing and Social Justice Directorate

This is the interim guidance for the Fairer Scotland Duty which comes into force in April 2018.

36 page PDF

187.2 kB

36 page PDF

187.2 kB

Fairer Scotland Duty: interim guidance for public bodies

36 page PDF

187.2 kB

ISBN 978 1 78851 730 0
PPDAS 370286


An errata was published on 29/06/2018 at the following pdf pages:

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About the Duty
Which public bodies are covered by the Duty?
Defining 'Socio-Economic Disadvantage'
Defining 'Inequalities of Outcome'
Defining 'Strategic Level'
Defining 'Due Regard'
Equality, Human Rights and Child Poverty
Three year implementation phase

Preparing to Meet the Duty
How can public bodies meet the Duty in practice?
Preparing for the new Duty

Meeting the Duty Day-to-Day
Stage 1 – Planning
Stage 2 – Evidence
Stage 3 – Assessment and Improvement
Stage 4 – Decision
Stage 5 – Publication

Case Studies
Data sources
Glossary of terms