Creating a fairer Britain
The Scottish Government have developed a welcome new resource to make Scottish equality evidence easier to find and use. The Scottish Government Equality Evidence website features a new evidence finder tool which allows users to find information for the 7 protected equality characteristics across 15 of the key policy areas of Scottish Government.
The website also includes the introductory and main elements of the new Scottish Equality Evidence Framework. This Framework provides guidance on various aspects of equality analysis - for example the recommended questions to ask when collecting information on equality characteristics and a resource pack produced by Scottish Government when carrying out an equality impact assessment of budget decisions.
The development of this website demonstrates the Scottish Government's commitment to equality. It is the first of several steps the Scottish Government are taking to help Scotland's public authorities meet the new specific duties of the Equality Act.