The inequalities in Scotland are significant. The Care Inspectorate will harness equalities information to develop better practices, improve transparency and accountability and deliver better outcomes for people who use care and social work services.

We have developed draft equality reports to meet our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

  1.  Equality for All People; Fairer Care, Support and Social Work Services In Scotland Progressing the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 – 2013. This report details Care Inspectorate progress on mainstreaming the public sector equality duty between April 2011 and February 2013.
  2. Care Inspectorate Equality Outcomes 2013 – 2017 have been developed in alignment with our Corporate plan outcomes. They are supported by a detailed action plan which sets out the areas for improvement identified within the mainstreaming report on progressing the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011-2013.

 Both reports demonstrate the progressive steps we have taken to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who have a protected characteristic with those who do not share that characteristic.

The equality outcome statements and action plan will ensure that we continue to build on these strong foundations and develop partnerships with people inclusive of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Our work impacts on people who use services and their carers, service providers and our staff. The purpose of this consultation is to engage the views of as many of those people as possible in our equality work.

We would appreciate your views on the draft reports.

Link to survey

Please complete this survey by Friday 12 April 2013.