Improving Local Equality Data

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • Public sector

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • Scotland

      Scotland

The Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Scottish Government, and the Improvement Service (IS), worked in partnership to deliver this action-learning report to support four councils to meet the challenge of developing the equality evidence base to use within their outcomes approach.

This report sets out the project’s key findings, learning, and recommendations to improve the availability and use of equality evidence in Scotland. This paper also makes links to published papers, workshop material and other relevant, practical information that may be useful to those developing and implementing an outcomes approach in the public sector.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Scottish Government, and the Improvement Service (IS), worked in partnership to deliver this action-learning report to support four councils to meet the challenge of developing the equality evidence base to use within their outcomes approach.

This report sets out the project’s key findings, learning, and recommendations to improve the availability and use of equality evidence in Scotland. This paper also makes links to published papers, workshop material and other relevant, practical information that may be useful to those developing and implementing an outcomes approach in the public sector. 

Learning from the project was shared with 100 public bodies at an event on gathering and using equality evidence in support of the public sector duty. The event was hosted by the Scottish Government and also marked the launch of 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 policy areas. EHRC Scotland welcomes this development, which is the first of several steps the Scottish Government is taking to help Scotland's public authorities meet the new specific duties of the Equality Act.

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

Last updated: 23 Jun 2016

Further Information

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