SEStran, as a listed public body under the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2012 (Scotland) Specific Duties Regulations, has a requirement to publish a set of Equality Outcomes, covering the period April 2017 – March 2021, which it considers will enabled it to better perform the equality duty.
A requirement of publishing a set of Equality Outcomes is the need to take steps to involve people who share a relevant protected characteristic and any person who appears to represent the interest of those people. To this end the Equality Outcomes were developed with input from the SEStran Equality Forum in October 2016 and subsequently the Partnership Board agreed to have a consultation period on the Outcomes.
The responses to this consultation will be considered and taken back to the Equalities Foruma again in early 2017 for a final review. The draft set of Equalities Outcomes will be taken to the Partnership Board in March for approval and will then be published. A copy of the report taken to the Partnership Board outlining SEStran’s duties and actions under the Equality Act is available here:
SEStran have developed two new outcomes:
- An Equitable, Diverse and Representative Organisation
- A Safe, Accessible and Equitable Regional Transport Network
They can be viewed in full at the link below and set out the course of action that SEStran will take to achieve the two proposed outcomes:
Responding to the consultation
This consultation closed on the 17th January.
All respondents should be aware that SEStran is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Next steps in the process
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us and taken in to consideration in further development of our Equality Outcomes.
Comments and Complaints
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.