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. The latest update on our equality work is published in our annual report. This includes:
|Equality Outcomes Progress and Mainstreaming Report Oct 2020 989 KB | 30 October 2020||989 KB|
|Equality Outcomes Progress and Mainstreaming Report Oct 2018 680 KB | 9 May 2019||680 KB|
|Equality Ourcomes Progress and Mainstreaming 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|
|Equality monitoring of protected characteristics 2020-21 606 KB | 17 December 2021||606 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 Systems Letters 502 KB | 13 April 2021||502 KB|
|EqIA IoJ summary proceedings 405 KB | 15 April 2021||405 KB|
|EqIA Section 31 314 KB | 4 October 2021||314 KB|
|EqIA Covid-19 operational change 365 KB | 1 November 2021||365 KB|
|EqIA Online Form 2 544 KB | 1 November 2021||544 KB|
|EqIA Data Gathering 276 KB | 26 November 2021||276 KB|
|EqIA Solicitor Contact Line (SCL) 171 KB | 23 January 2020||171 KB|
|EqIA Research 140 KB | 24 January 2020||140 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 Criminal Summary and Solemn Special Urgency 328 KB | 29 October 2020||328 KB|
|EqIA Solicitor engagement 300 KB | 10 December 2020||300 KB|
|EqIA Covid-19 HR Policy Changes 672 KB | 1 November 2021||672 KB|
|EqIA Severe Weather and Travel Disruption Policy 316 KB | 10 November 2021||316 KB|
|EqIA Legal Aid Online (LAOL) 137 KB | 9 May 2019||137 KB|
|EqIA Special Urgency 208 KB | 9 May 2019||208 KB|
|EqIA Criminal Justice Act 147 KB | 9 May 2019||147 KB|
|EqIA Children's 424 KB | 1 November 2021||424 KB|
|EqIA CLAO database technical upgrade 206 KB | 1 November 2021||206 KB|
|EqIA CLAO Business Plan 228 KB | 11 November 2021||228 KB|
|EqIA SNSIAP 211 KB | 11 November 2021||211 KB|
|EqIA Guidance on Special Urgency Applications 221 KB | 11 November 2021||221 KB|
|EqIA Form 2 392 KB | 11 November 2021||392 KB|
|EqIA Contact guidance 408 KB | 12 November 2021||408 KB|
We seek to collect equality monitoring data on applicants to help with our strategic development and for routine monitoring of our decision-making.
We publish the information we collect in line with our value of transparency.
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