In a recent letter addressed to colleagues, including VHS, Emma Roddick MSP, the Minister for Equalities, Migration, and Refugees in Scotland, provided an update on the ongoing review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by the Scottish Government. The PSED is a crucial aspect of Scotland’s commitment to promoting equality and human rights, and the letter sheds light on key developments and proposed changes.
The letter highlights the importance of equality in Scotland and the government’s commitment to ensuring that disadvantaged groups receive the support they need. The review of the PSED, initiated through a public consultation in late 2021, seeks to improve legislative and implementation measures related to equality in the country. You can read the VHS response to the consultation from 2021.
The letter emphasises a phased approach to improving the PSED regime, with a focus on achieving meaningful and lasting change. Several key aspects of the review are discussed, including new or revised regulations, the introduction of a new duty on inclusive communication, guidance for listed authorities, and longer-term changes.
You can read the Minister’s full letter here: Letter From Emma Roddick MSP