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EQIA: Play Strategy for Scotland, 10/09/13 [S]

The Scottish Government has published an Equality Impact Assessment of the Play Strategy for Scotland to consider the potential impacts across the protected characteristics.

The Play Strategy for Scotland will set out the Scottish Government’s vision and principles on play.

The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) was undertaken in connection with the Play Strategy for Scotland to consider the potential impacts across the protected characteristics. As a result of the EQIA the views of children including those with disabilities were sought during the development of the Strategy.

It was established that the Strategy will have a direct effect on children, parents and the workforce delivering services to children. It will also affect indirectly communities across Scotland.

This EQIA indicated that Strategy is expected to have a positive equality impact on most of the protected characteristics. There was limited evidence in relation to Gender Reassignment and Sexual Orientation.

The publication of the Play Strategy for Scotland is the first step. In Autumn 2013 an action plan will be published which will clearly define which specific actions, underpinned by evidence, will deliver on the vision. Further engagement will take place to shape the action plan ensuring there is due regard to the equality duty of eliminating discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

EQIA: Play Strategy for Scotland