We are committed to equality of opportunity and a culture that respects individuality. The Equality Act 2010 and Scottish specific equality duties provide a clear planning and reporting framework to help us achieve this.
Our Equality outcomes plan 2021-23 provides a high level overview of the activity that will help us to achieve these outcomes, what success will look like and how we will measure the impact on relevant equality groups.
Our review of evidence, and specifically that gathered through direct research and engagement about SLAB’s remit as a service provider and employer has led to a focus on the protected characteristics of age, race, disability, sex and pregnancy and maternity.
The evidence does not suggest that the remaining protected characteristics of religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marriage and civil partnership face specific barriers in relation to the themes of our equality outcomes. However, we will monitor this through any equality impact assessments completed as part of the work to deliver our equality outcomes.
|Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Progress Report Oct 2018 680 KB | 9 May 2019||680 KB|
|Equalities Mainstreaming and Equality Outcomes Progress Report April 2017 665 KB | 9 May 2019||665 KB|
|Equality monitoring of protected characteristics 2018-19 455 KB | 30 October 2020||455 KB|
|Equality monitoring of protected characteristics 2019-20 612 KB | 30 October 2020||612 KB|
Transparency in our decision making is supported by our equality impact assessment (EqIA) process.
Our approach to this ensures we consider the impact of new and current policies or projects on protected equality groups.
It also helps us meet the general public sector equality duty to have due regard to the need to:
|EqIA Online Form 2 694 KB | 18 February 2021||694 KB|
|EqIA Systems Letters 502 KB | 13 April 2021||502 KB|
|EqIA IoJ summary proceedings 405 KB | 15 April 2021||405 KB|
|EqIA Covid-19 operational change 450 KB | 20 August 2021||450 KB|
|EqIA Section 31 314 KB | 4 October 2021||314 KB|
|EqIA Solicitor Contact Line (SCL) 171 KB | 23 January 2020||171 KB|
|EqIA Research 140 KB | 24 January 2020||140 KB|
|EqIA Severe Weather and Travel Disruption Policy 273 KB | 9 June 2020||273 KB|
|EqIA Payments 226 KB | 24 July 2020||226 KB|
|EqIA Direct Services 345 KB | 31 August 2020||345 KB|
|EqIA Grant Funding Programme - Debt Advice Journey 277 KB | 23 September 2020||277 KB|
|EqIA Covid-19 HR Policy Changes 400 KB | 14 October 2020||400 KB|
|EqIA Criminal Summary and Solemn Special Urgency 328 KB | 29 October 2020||328 KB|
|EqIA Solicitor engagement 300 KB | 10 December 2020||300 KB|
|EqIA Legal Aid Online (LAOL) 137 KB | 9 May 2019||137 KB|
|EqIA Guidance on Special Urgency Applications 157 KB | 9 May 2019||157 KB|
|EqIA Special Urgency 208 KB | 9 May 2019||208 KB|
|EqIA Children's 165 KB | 9 May 2019||165 KB|
|EqIA Contact guidance 150 KB | 9 May 2019||150 KB|
|EqIA Form 2 170 KB | 9 May 2019||170 KB|
|EqIA Streamlining 127 KB | 9 May 2019||127 KB|
|EqIA Criminal Justice Act 147 KB | 9 May 2019||147 KB|
|EqIA CLAO database technical upgrade 144 KB | 9 May 2019||144 KB|
|EqIA CLAO Business Plan 161 KB | 9 May 2019||161 KB|
|EqIA SNSIAP 198 KB | 9 May 2019||198 KB|
A Criminal Justice Disability Project (CJDP) was set up by the Justice Board to promote and enable accessibility of service across the criminal justice sector in Scotland for people with disabilities.
The member organisations have published a final report of the CJDP.
We are keen to hear your views about:
Please provide feedback or let us know if you would like to get involved in our equality work by contacting our Corporate Policy Officer (Equalities) using the details below:
Direct dial: 0131 240 1981