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The Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Order 2002

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Race Equality Schemes

2.—(1) This article applies to a body or person specified in Schedule 1 to this Order.

(2) A body or person to which this article applies shall, before 30th November 2002, publish a Race Equality Scheme, that is a scheme showing how it intends to fulfil its duties under section 71(1) of the Race Relations Act and this Order.

(3) A Race Equality Scheme shall state, in particular–

(a)those of its functions and policies, or proposed policies, which that body or person has assessed as relevant to its performance of the duty imposed by section 71(1) of the Race Relations Act; and

(b)that body or person’s arrangements for–

(i)assessing and consulting on the likely impact of its proposed policies on the promotion of race equality;

(ii)monitoring its policies for any adverse impact on the promotion of race equality;

(iii)publishing the results of such assessments and consultation as are mentioned in paragraph (i) and of such monitoring as is mentioned in paragraph (ii);

(iv)ensuring public access to information and services which it provides; and

(v)training staff in connection with the duties imposed by section 71(1) of the Race Relations Act and this Order.

(4) Such a body or person shall, by no later than 30th November 2005 and at three yearly intervals thereafter, review the assessment referred to in paragraph (3)(a).

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