United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Draft Delivery Plan (2016-2020)
Date: 29th September 2015
Category: Non-discrimination, Disabled children, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
This draft plan sets out the Scottish Government's aim to remove barriers and enable disabled people to enjoy equal access to citizenship. Over 50 commitments will help to deliver the four outcomes and three cross cutting themes that will bring about change to disabled people. The Scottish Government will consider the views of disabled people on this approach and finalise a plan in spring 2016.
The aim is for disabled people to have the same equality and human rights as non-disabled people. This means disabled people having the same freedom, dignity, choice and control over their lives as everyone else, with rights to practical assistance and support at home, at work and in the wider community. However, for many disabled people living in Scotland, this is still a long way off being a reality.
Practical and targeted action is needed across all policy areas and services to deliver on the key outcomes that disabled people have identified as being important to making positive change. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is a framework that will used to implement that change.
The draft delivery plan sets out the Scottish Government's approach to implementing UNCRPD in Scotland over the period 2016-20. It looks in detail at the outcomes - or changes - that Scotland wants to achieve, and describes the range of commitments that will help this to happen.
The consultation runs until 4th January 2016.