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:

Equality outcomes

Our 2017 equality report provides details on our progress over the last two years in:

  • mainstreaming equality,
  • working towards our equality outcomes and
  • meeting our equality duties.

It also sets 6 new equality outcomes for our office to focus on from 2017 to 2021.

Read our 2017 equality report.

Past work on equality outcomes

We set 5 equality outcomes to meet in the period from 2013 to 2017.

Read our 2013 report on mainstreaming the equality duty and the equality outcomes for 2013 to 2017.

Download our 2015 report on the progress made towards meeting our equality outcomes for 2013 to 2017.