Integration Joint Board: Equalities
Welcome to the first South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SAHSCP) Equality Outcomes Report 2016-2021.
This report is the first Equality Outcomes report for SAHSCP and covers the period 15 September 2016 to 31 March 2021. It is produced in compliance with the Equality Act 2010, the Equality Act (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 and 2016. The report seeks to update on the SAHSCP Equality Outcomes 2016-2017 and integrate this with work to develop outcomes to 2021. This report also meets the requirements of the Equality and Human Rights Commission for Scotland and sets out what the SAHSCP wants to achieve in respect of the nine protected characteristics over the next four years. This nine protected characteristics as laid down in the Equality Act are:
- Disability (learning difficulties, mental health, physical and sensory)
- Gender re-assignment
- Marriage and Civil Partnership (restricted to elimination of unlawful discrimination in employment)
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Religion of Belief (including Non Belief)
- Sex (formerly known as gender)
- Sexual Orientation
The South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is fully committed to the content of this report and will continue to have meaningful engagement throughout the term to ensure that this report remains current and relevant to the people of South Ayrshire.