Meeting the Fairer Scotland Duty
The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in Scotland from April 2018. This event will examine how your organisation can place reducing inequalities at the heart of strategic decision-making to comply with the new duty.
Scotland continues to experience significant socioeconomic disadvantage
As of April 2018, public bodies will have a legal responsibility to actively consider how they can reduce socio-economic disadvantage. The Duty requires organisations to actively consider how to make decisions differently, placing tackling inequality at the heart of key decision-making.
Over one million Scots live in poverty, and low income is a key driver of a range of negative outcomes such as health inequalities, educational outcomes and material deprivation. The Duty places requirements on organisations to take this into account in any major strategic decision going forward.
Join us on 22 August as we examine the new requirements, how to comply with the new regulations for reporting strategic decision-making and how your organisation can take a holistic approach to implementation.
Key issues we’ll examine with you
- Understand how to comply with the new duty
- Taking decisions at strategic level
- Information gathering – how to adapt data and resources to meet the new requirements
- Setting priorities and targets, and understanding socioeconomic disadvantage and how your organisation can find a way to work more systematically on these issues
- How to allocate resources, prioritise and commission services
Who should attend?
- Local authorities: financing, estates, property and asset management, alongside community planning and development teams
- Regional and specialist health boards and health and social care partnerships: property teams, public health professionals and estate managers
- Policy professionals: policy managers, policy researchers working to mitigate socioeconomic disadvantage
- Senior management, strategic level decision-makers in public bodies
- Allocating resources to effectively address socioeconomic disadvantage
- Setting targets to work more systematically within the duty and on issues of socioeconomic disadvantage
- Commissioning services - how to make reasonable adjustments
Sharon Murphy, Community Planning Manager, Fife Council
Lyndsey Maricic, Policy Officer - Community Planning, Fife Council