Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan (Phase 1): EQIA and Equality Action Plan
The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken for the Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan has highlighted a number of actions to be undertaken in order to fulfil the Public Sector Equality Duty. These actions have also been developed into an Equality Action Plan (see Annex) .
Scope of EQIA
This EQIA corresponds to the broad high-level activities to be undertaken by the Scottish Government and delivery partners as outlined within the Activity Plan for the Guarantee.
The development of this EQIA has considered each of the three requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty, as outlined above, for the characteristics of age, disability, sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and religion/belief.
Whilst care experience is not recognised as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, we have included this within the assessment considerations to ensure that implementation of the Guarantee can support advancing equality of opportunity and addressing barriers for care experienced young people.
The Scottish Government and delivery partners are now working towards implementation of the commitments from this EQIA (as set out in the Equality Action Plan).
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