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Scots Councils 'Not Doing Enough' to Ensure Race Equality

Magazine article Public Finance

Scots Councils 'Not Doing Enough' to Ensure Race Equality

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Local authorities in Scotland need to give race equality a higher priority, an Investigation by the local government watchdog has found.

In a report published on November 13, the Accounts said councils had developed policies and a range of Initiatives on race equality, but these had not yet had a significant Impact on the delivery of services or on people from ethnk minority communities.

The report, The impact at the race equality duty on council services, said some initiatives «rere meeting the diverse needs of local communities, such as the provision of Interpretation and translation services for recent migrants.

However, overall, councils lacked Information about ethnk minority communities, their needs and experiences. They are also unable to show how race equality is systematically and routinely built Into the design and delivery of services,' the report said. …

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