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Date: 02 Feb 2021

Author: SEStran

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SEStran as a listed public body under the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2012 (Scotland) Specific Duties Regulations, has a requirement to publish a set of Equality Outcomes, covering the period April 2021 – March 2025 which it considers will enable it to better perform the equality duty.

A requirement of publishing a set of Equality Outcomes is the need to take steps to involve people who share a relevant protected characteristic and any person who appears to represent the interest of those people. To this end the draft Equality Outcomes were developed with input from the SEStran Equalities and Access to Healthcare Forum, EHRC workshops and desk-based research.

This consultation seeks your views on the draft equality outcomes developed by SEStran.

Equality outcomes are results intended to achieve specific and identifiable improvements in the lives of those who are most disadvantaged and to narrow or remove the biggest inequalities experienced by particular groups who have a protected characteristic. The Equality Act 2010 defines these characteristics as:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

SEStran have developed five new draft outcomes:

  1. Increase the representation of ethnic minorities and disabled people on the SEStran Partnership Board, whilst retaining the gender balance of the non-councillor members.
  1. To ensure design and development of all active travel initiatives deliver increased opportunities for disabled people to access active travel initiatives.
  1. Increased opportunities to access public transport in rural areas for ensuring the benefits of concessionary travel are available to relevant groups, mainly disabled people, elderly and young people.
  1. Develop a Thistle Assistance Journey and Wayfinding solution to help disabled people, older people, vulnerable people and women access public transport and plan their journey’s more easily.
  1. Expand the RTPI network and continue to promote the Hate Crime Charter to improve safety and accessibility to public transport within the region.

They can be viewed in full in the draft Equalities Outcomes summary using the following link:

SEStran Draft Equalities Outcomes 2021-25

THE CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

If you require information in any other format, a different language, or you require assistance to take part in the consultation, please contact angela.chambers@sestran.gov.uk


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