Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland: The Government's Programme for Scotland 2020-2021

The Programme for Government sets out the actions we will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year.

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Outcomes and Equality

Scotland's wellbeing framework and our commitment to equality and human rights

Our Purpose

To focus on creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth

Our Values

We are a society which treats all our people with kindness, dignity and compassion, respects the rule of law, and acts in an open and transparent way

We have a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy

We are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally

We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally

We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe and safe

We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential

We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society

We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone

We are healthy and active

We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment

We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely

We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination

Scotland's National Performance Framework sets out a vision for a more successful country, where all of Scotland has the opportunity to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across Scotland. It has disrupted our everyday lives, our families, our communities and our economy. It has had a profound effect on our wellbeing as a nation.

As we recover and rebuild from this crisis, it is more important than ever to be guided by the vision and values of Scotland's National Performance Framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This Programme for Government focuses on delivering what really matters right now to deal with the economic, health and social crisis left in the wake of COVID-19. But it is also steered by the longer‑term vision in the National Performance Framework.

The National Performance Framework has promoting equality at its heart and a National Outcome to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. It challenges us to ensure the needs of our most disadvantaged and marginalised communities are at the forefront as we take action to recover from COVID-19. This Government is driving an ambitious and progressive agenda to ensure equality and human rights are embedded in all we do. We know the impacts of COVID-19 have not been felt equally and it is expected ongoing economic impacts will be felt disproportionally by women, those from minority ethnic communities and disabled people. It is essential we continue to strengthen our approach to equality and human rights across Government by listening, understanding and involving the people affected by our policies.



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