Guidance for Scottish public authorities

Advice and Guidance

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To support Scottish public authorities in meeting their equality duties, the Commission has produced technical and non-statutory guidance.

Technical Guidance

Technical guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty: Scotland

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. 

If you have any questions or feedback please contact the Commission in Scotland.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2023

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.


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9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.