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Transport Scotland staff disability network: FOI release

Published: 19 Feb 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
19 Feb 2019
Transport Scotland staff disability network: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00482
Date received: 11 Feb 2019
Date responded: 15 Feb 2019
Information requested

 

You asked: Could you please advise if your organisation has a disability network in place and also any particular good practice from your organisation in terms of how the network operates?

Response

 

The answer to your question is; Transport Scotland is an Agency of the Scottish Government and as such our staff have access to all Scottish Government Staff Networks including the Disability Network.

The disability forum is for anyone who is affected by, or interested in, disability issues in the workplace or otherwise.  One purpose of the forum is to provide support and information for disabled colleagues and their managers and colleagues in the Scottish Government.  However, you don’t have to be personally affected by disability to join – the forum welcomes a diverse range of views, perspectives and ideas to help raise awareness of disability issues and make the Scottish Government more inclusive for all. 

The forum also builds informal social contact with others in similar circumstances, raises awareness of disability issues in the workplace and promotes good working practices and policies relating to disability in the workplace.

As with all our Networks the Disability network is supported by a senior civil service diversity champion and an ally from the Scottish Government Executive Team. These people act as advocates, forge connections and support changes in the workplace

 

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