British Sign Language (BSL) - A Fair and Inclusive Police Service for Scotland

Closed 29 Jan 2021

Opened 23 Dec 2020


The video above provides an introduction to this survey.

The British Sign Language translation for this survey is by Just Sign Ltd.

Due to current pandemic situation, we're unable to provide subtitles to the videos included in this survey. Please contact us if you want to complete the survey in a different way.

We are seeking views to help shape the development of our new Equality Outcomes. Police Scotland has a legal duty, under the Equality Act 2010, to identify equality outcomes every 4 years to ensure that we can deliver the best service possible for all of our communities and our staff. 

It is important to us that our Equality Outcomes are representative of the views and priorities of the diverse communities we serve. The survey talks about protected groups - by this we mean people or groups who identify with one of the protected groups detailed in the Equality Act 2010. These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

The survey should not take too long to complete. You will also have the option to save your answers and return to it later.

Please note that this platform is not for reporting crime or providing information about an incident. To find out ways to contact Police Scotland, please visit:
Your personal information 
All personal information will be anonymised and you will not be identified through the information you provide unless you choose to identify yourself in your responses.
At the end of the survey, we ask for personal details, such as age and gender, to ensure we receive a comprehensive range of responses. Please note that you do not have to answer these questions. 
By completing this survey, you agree to Police Scotland using your anonymised data for analysis and reporting that will contribute to local policing. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and stored securely. 
Ways to complete the survey
  • Complete the survey online by following the 'Start the survey' button below.
  • Film your BSL response and email it to us.
  • Complete the survey word document on the bottom of this page and email it to us.
If you have any questions, please email: 

Why your views matter

This survey provides the opportunity for you to provide your views and opinions which will help shape these new outcomes. The Equality Outcomes for 2021-25 along with our strategic priorities, outcomes and objectives in the Police Scotland/Scottish Police Authority Joint Strategy (2020), Policing for a Safe, Protected and Resilient Scotland, and our Annual Police Plans, will provide the focus of our work over the next four years. 



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