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No one should be denied opportunities because of their race or ethnicity, their disability, their gender or sexual orientation, their age or religion. This principle underpins all the work of the Scottish Government.
Implementation of Public Sector Equality Duty
The public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 came into force in April 2011 – this is often referred to as the general duty. Scottish public authorities must have 'due regard' to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
Scottish Ministers made regulations placing specific duties on Scottish public authorities to enable the better performance of the public sector equality duty.
Scottish Government Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report
We would like to thank everyone who helped us to develop our Equality Outcomes.
Our Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report has now been published.
In December 2012 the Scottish Government published an Equality Evidence Strategy. The strategy aims to improve the Equality Evidence Website, and in doing so, develop the richness and usefulness of equality data in Scotland.
A series of evidence reviews were conducted to inform the development of the Scottish Government’s equality outcomes. The reviews explore available evidence about the scale and severity of issues faced by people with protected characteristics.
Equality and Communities Division, Scottish Government, Area 3H South, Victoria Quay, EDINBURGH EH6 6QQ Tel: 0131 556 8400 or 08457 741741 (for UK local rate)
Page updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013