Coalition for Racial Equality & Rights

Public Sector Equality Duty Tool Kit


Better Impacts - Using the equality impact assessment duty to influence decision makers

A guide for voluntary and community organisations in Scotland

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for the voluntary and community sectors on steps they can take to improve public bodies’ decisions or actions that impact on Black / minority ethnic (BME) organisations and those working with BME communities. The information in this guide is not legal advice, but provides a focus on a process public bodies should use so that services are designed to ensure equal access for BME people.

The guide aims to

  • Explore how groups can use the public sector equality duty to challenge unfair decision making
  • Explain what you should expect from an equality impact assessment
  • Provide information to help you take steps to challenge or improve decisions about public sector services

Every attempt has been made to ensure the information is up to date as of January 2015. Additionally, the guide provides an appendix of useful contacts and information as a source via which you can keep updated.

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