Equality and diversity
Education Scotland is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity.
We aim to ensure equal opportunities for all our staff, taking full account of the information we have about 'protected characteristic' groups, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.
We are committed to developing practitioners’ understanding of equality and diversity issues so they can:
- identify groups at risk of not benefiting fully from education and take action to meet their needs; and
- help all learners develop the understanding of equality and diversity issues essential for responsible citizens in the 21st century.
We are committed to involving our stakeholders, including 'protected characteristic' groups, in our work as fully involved as possible.
Policy on equality and diversity
Our approaches to equality impact assessment
These documents provide information on how we carry out equality impact assessments of our work.
PDF file: Strategy for Equality Impact Assessments (EQIAs) - Updated 27 August 2012 (201 KB)
Education Scotland Equality Impact Assessments
Children's rights and participation
This strategy sets out how Education Scotland will strive to protect and respect the rights of all children, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).