Equality

The role, remit and duties of The Children and Young People's Commissioner are enshrined in statute, including duties relating to equal opportunities. As such, “the Commissioner must act in a manner which encourages equal opportunities, and in particular, the observance of the equal opportunities requirements”

The Commissioner is pleased to contribute to the aspirations of increased equality in Scotland, where all people are given equal dignity, respect and opportunity.

The Children and Young People's Commissioner is a relevant public body under the public sector equality duty and is listed in the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012. This means that the Commissioner has to satisfy the requirement under the general equality duty and the relevant specific duties.

Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, the Commissioner must:

  • publish a report on the progress he has made to make the equality duty integral to the exercise of his functions
  • publish a set of equality outcomes which he considers will enable him to better perform the equality duty.

Download a PDF of the Commissioner's Report on Equality Outcomes, April 2015

Download a PDF of the Commissioner's Report on Mainstreaming the Equality Duty and Equality Outcomes for 2013 to 2017.