In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the socio-economic duty. The Scottish Government recently consulted on its plans to ask particular public authorities to do more to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage. In particular, the duty aims to make sure that strategic decisions about the most important issues are carefully thought through so that they are as effective as they can be in tackling socio-economic disadvantage and reducing inequalities of outcome.
SCoD wrote a briefing for the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee (the Committee is now the Equalities and Human Rights Committee) on Deaf People and Human Rights.
To read the briefing, click here for the word version.
To read the briefing, click here for the pdf version.