Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds.
The Christie Commission Report is a key driver for policy and budget allocation, since it highlights developments on inequalities and the need for preventative spend.
The Early Years Framework is about giving all children the best start in life and the steps the Scottish Government, local partners and practitioners in early years services need to take to achieve this. At the heart of the framework is an approach which recognises the right of all young children to high quality relationships, environments and services which offer a holistic approach to meeting their needs. Such needs should be interpreted broadly and encompass play, learning, social relationships and emotional and physical wellbeing.
Equally Well outlines an early intervention method as the key approach to take with early years. The recommendations set out in Equally Well support the approach outlined in The Early Years Framework
The Getting it Right for Every Child approach establishes the principle of giving all children and young people the best possible start in life as a priority for all services. It sets out the approach for all services to assess and understand how best to meet individual needs. Getting it Right for Every Child builds from the universal services of health and education and sets out a national programme of transformational change to ensure that each child is: safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included. For all professionals, there are legal powers and duties, professional protocols, quality standards and a range of professional guidance.
The NHS Healthcare Quality Strategy commits to ensuring health services are responsive to everyone who needs them. It is framed around three Quality Ambitions: safe, effective and person-centred care.
Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project (MECOPP)
Supports Black and Minority Ethnic carers, to access support and services appropriate to their caring situation.
NHS Health Scotland Directorate of Equality, People and Performance
Find out about NHS Health Scotlandâs role in advancing equality, how protected characteristics can effect health and about social policy and legislation
The housing and homelessness charity has information for Gypsies/Travelers on council sites, privately run sites and unauthorised sites, including access to pitches and rights on site.
Scottish Traveller Education Programme (STEP)
STEP is funded by the Scottish Governmentâs Learning Directorate, Support for Learning Division and promotes development of innovative, diverse and flexible approaches to education for Travelling people within Curriculum for Excellence.
Forth Valley NHS Diversity Calendar 2012(pdf, 6.3mb)