To support Scottish public authorities in meeting their equality duties, the Commission has produced technical and non-statutory guidance.
Non-statutory Guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty
These guides provide an overview of the public sector equality duty, including the general equality duty, the specific duties and who they apply to. They cover what public authorities should do to meet the duty, including steps that are legally required, as well as recommended actions. The Board Diversity aspect of the Public Sector Duty has been legislated for but not yet implemented. Please check with the Scottish Government for further information on likely implementation dates.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the equality duty
- The Public Sector Equality Duty and data protection
- Essential guide to the Public Sector Equality Duty
- Mainstreaming the equality duty: a guide for public authorities
- Employee information and the Public Sector Equality Duty
- How to improve board diversity - six step guide to good practice
- Equality outcomes and the Public Sector Equality Duty
- Equality outcomes self-assessment toolkit
- Evidence and the Public Sector Equality Duty: a guide for public authorities
- Involvement and the Public Sector Equality Duty
- Assessing impact and the Public Sector Equality Duty
- Making fair financial decisions: a guide for decision makers in Scotland
- Procurement guidance
- Guidance for Councillors and Elected Members
If you have any questions or feedback please contact the Commission in Scotland.
Last updated: 08 Apr 2021