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Staff members of Scottish Government diagnosed with Dyslexia: FOI release

Published: 20 Dec 2021
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

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

Published:
20 Dec 2021
Staff members of Scottish Government diagnosed with Dyslexia: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100255153
Date received: 15 Nov 2021
Date responded: 23 Nov 2021
Information requested

How many of the Scottish Government’s Special Advisors and highest level staff have been diagnosed with dyslexia, or other neuro-diverse diagnoses?

Response

Our records show that no special advisers or members of the Senior Civil Service in the Scottish Government have declared that they have dyslexia or a neuro-diverse diagnosis. This information has been taken from our e-HR self-referral system where staff have the opportunity to declare such information. However, there is no obligation for any staff member to disclose this information to us.

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