A Fair and Inclusive Police Service for Scotland

Closed 29 Jan 2021

Opened 8 Dec 2020


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

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. 

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this priority area for Police Scotland. Your views are important to us.

Please note that this platform is not about reporting crime or providing information about an incident, or making a complaint. To find out ways to contact Police Scotland, please visit: https://www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us/.

Complete the survey in a different way

Please find the Easy Read version of the survey on the bottom of this page. 

The British Sign Language version of this survey can be found here: https://consult.scotland.police.uk/strategy-insight-and-innovation/bsl-a-fairer-and-more-inclusive-police/

Please contact us if you want to complete the survey in a different way (for example, over the phone): consultations@scotland.pnn.police.uk


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