New Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-2030 launched

Date: 29th March 2016
Category: Non-discrimination

The Race Equality Framework for Scotland was launched on 21st March 2016 to mark the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Together welcomes this commitment from the Scottish Government to ensure the UNCRC is at the heart of the framework.

The Race Equality Framework for Scotland sets out the Scottish Government's approach to promoting race equality and tackling racism and inequality between 2016 and 2030. The Framework is based on the priorities, needs and experiences of Scotland's minority ethnic communities, with expertise contributed by the public and voluntary sectors and academia to ensure that the Framework is practical and deliverable; and to create measurable progress on race equality.

The Scottish Government led this work with input from key stakeholders and with independent support from the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER).

Key components in developing the Framework included:

- A Community Ambassadors Programme to ensure widespread consultation with BME communities across Scotland;
- Thematic Workshops with key stakeholders on the four key areas of the Framework (education, employment and income; community cohesion and safety; participation and representation; and health, well-being, family and home);
- Further consultation with all relevant partners;
- Launch of the agreed Framework in 2016.