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 strategic approach to equality and diversity 2017-20 can be found in our Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report April 2017.
This report shows how we continue to embed equality across our organisation and provides updated employee equality monitoring data and equal pay information. The report also summarises the work under our revised equality outcomes and how we will measure progress towards achieving them.
The planned publication of our Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report for May 2020 has been delayed due to the need for staff resource to be directed at emergency changes to the operation of the legal aid schemes.
We will publish our report once our new corporate plan has been finalised, in October 2020.
Our equality outcomes are relevant to all the protected characteristics, with the exception of outcome two which specifically refers to the characteristics Race and Disability.
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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:
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|Research Full Equality Impact Assessment 140 KB | 24 January 2020||140 KB|
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|Direct Services EqIA 345 KB | 31 August 2020||345 KB|
|Grant Funding Programme 2020 EqIA - Debt Advice Journey 277 KB | 23 September 2020||277 KB|
|LAOL EQIA 137 KB | 9 May 2019||137 KB|
|EQIA Guidance on Special Urgency Applications July2016 157 KB | 9 May 2019||157 KB|
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|Streamlining EQIA 127 KB | 9 May 2019||127 KB|
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|CLAO Business Plan EQIA 161 KB | 9 May 2019||161 KB|
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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:
Corporate Policy Officer (Equalities)
Direct dial: 0131 240 1981