Policy and legislation

These pages provide a summary of the key policies and legislation driving the equality and diversity agenda.

Equalities and health inequalities

Definitions and an overview of the main legislation and policies for promoting of equality and reducing health inequalities.


Find out more about the key Scottish Government policies which drive the work to tackle discrimination, promote the equalities agenda and reduce health inequalities.

Equality Act 2010

Information on the UK Government´s Equality Act 2010.

Human rights

Find out about the values that underpin human rights and a human rights-based approach to health.

Good Relations and health

Find out about the good relations duty and how fostering good relations can also improve well-being, health and mental health.

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