Consultation on SCRA’s equality outcomes

Posted on 06th Jan 2020

The Equality Act 2010 requires all public bodies, including SCRA to publish equalities outcomes at least every four years. The aims of the outcomes are to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in SCRA.

The delivery of equality and diversity outcomes is integral to everything we do and shapes our approach to the service we deliver to children, young people and their families. It is at the heart of attracting, retaining and developing a highly skilled, valued workforce that reflects the Scottish population.

SCRA is conducting a public consultation on its updated statutory Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Outcomes 2020-2023. These replace the 2018-2021 outcomes.

Please read the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Outcomes, including the questions to which we would like feedback, and let us know what you think. Please submit your responses by close of play on Monday 27 January.

Consultation content

Our equality, diversity and inclusion outcomes are aligned to our corporate objectives and equality, diversity and inclusion strategy. They set out what SCRA will do over the next three years to:

  • continue to meet the general and specific duties as set out in the Public Sector Equality Duty;
  • make measurable progress on equality and diversity; and
  • how we will go about doing this in partnership with a number of stakeholders.

The consultation will seek views in relation to three main areas of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Outcomes:

  • Are the outcomes we are seeking to achieve the right ones?
  • Are there any other outcomes you would like to see that haven’t been included?
  • Do the proposed outcomes help us to have regard for the three aims of the general duty which are:
    1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
    2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
    3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • There is also an opportunity for respondents to add any other general comments they may have about the proposed outcomes.

 Supporting information:

The following documents might help you in your response –

Equality and Inclusion Strategy and Outcomes 2018-21

Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2019

How to respond

To provide feedback, you can either respond via an online survey or you can download a word version of the feedback form, complete it, and return it to

Please use the word version if you wish to submit a hard copy of your response to the postal address below.

If you are replying by email, we would be grateful if you would not attach any other documents to the consultation response form document. There are limits on the size of documents that we are able to accept and any completed response form document which has an attachment runs the risk of not being delivered. If you wish to send an attachment to us, or raise any queries that you have on the consultation, these can be submitted separately to the same email address shown above.

We would prefer electronic submissions if possible but, if you would rather submit your feedback in hard copy it can be returned, by the same date, to:

Karen Wallace, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Hamilton House
Hamilton Business Park, Caird Park

Please include your name, organisation (if applicable), postal address, telephone number and email address in any response.

Next Steps

After the consultation closing date, we will consider every individual response received. A summary of the consultation responses will be published on the SCRA website.

We look forward to receiving your response.

Please submit your responses by close of play on Monday 27 January. Thank you.

Responses: Confidentiality and disclaimer

The information you send us may be passed to colleagues within SCRA, the Scottish Government or related agencies. Furthermore, information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with the access to information legislation including the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence. In view of this it would be helpful if you could briefly explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential.

If we receive a request for disclosure of the information we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not be regarded as binding on SCRA.

Please ensure your response is marked clearly if you wish your response and name to be kept confidential. Confidential responses will be included in any statistical summary of numbers of comments received and views expressed. SCRA will process your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 – in the majority of circumstances this will mean that your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties

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