National Care Service: equality impact assessment
Equality impact assessment for the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill.
This review has identified a range of potentially positive impacts arising from the establishment of the NCS.
The provisions of the NCS Bill have been considered for possible impacts on each of the protected characteristics.
A co-design approach must be taken throughout the creation and implementation of the NCS to ensure that any negative impacts arising as policy is developed is discussed with the people it will affect most. Further impact assessments will be conducted to address each developing strand of policy relating to the NCS.
This should provide ongoing feedback and information about how the NCS can function as inclusively as possible for protected characteristic groups. It will also allow the Scottish Government to learn how to best deal with and mitigate for any issues arising from the design affecting the identified groups.
There is no evidence, so far within this interim EQIA that the policy is directly or indirectly discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010.
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