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S5W-18205: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation in the report, Addressing Race Equality: The Way Forward, by its Independent Race Equality Adviser, what consideration it has given to instructing Directors of Service to review previous initiatives that are relevant to delivering race equality with a view to identifying blockages to implementation and learning lessons from them.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 10 September 2018

The Race Equality Action Plan Programme Board was established to oversee the implementation of the Race Equality Action Plan. The first meeting of the Programme Board was held on 22 August 2018, attended by the Independent Race Equality Advisor. At the first meeting Paul Johnston, Director-General Education, Communities and Justice, and Chair of the Programme Board, instructed Directors to share learning from successful and unsuccessful initiatives and apply this learning to work in their own areas. It was also advised that initiatives should focus on understanding and measuring impact not just outcomes for determining success.