CRER: ‘Using the equality impact assessment duty to influence decision makers’

Better Impacts – Using the equality impact assessment duty to influence decision makers – a guide for voluntary and community organisations in Scotland was published by the Coalition for Racial Equality & Rights (CRER) in March 2015.

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for the voluntary and community sectors on steps they can take to improve public bodies’ decisions or actions that impact on Black / minority ethnic (BME) organisations and those working with BME communities. The information in this guide is not legal advice, but provides a focus on a process public bodies should use so that services are designed to ensure equal access for BME people.

Scottish Specific Equality Duties: Get Ready for April 2015 is a briefing for staff and managers in Scotland’s Public Bodies. It provides a range of good practice tips for meeting the equality duties over the period 2015 to 2017.