equal opportunities

Ethnicity and Parole

This site provides access to the text of Home Office Findings 222 which was published in February 2004. It presents the findings of a survey of race and parole which analysed 6,208 decisions made by the Parole Board between 1999-2000. Topics considered include: whether there is evidence of institutional racial discrimination in parole decision making.

All our futures : planning for a Scotland with an ageing population

Document laying out the Scottish Executive's strategy for responding to and planning for an ageing population in Scotland. The strategy covers topics such as the role of public services, increased opportunities for older people, better intergenerational relationships, improving health and providing lifelong learning opportunities.

Police stop and search among white and minority ethnic young people in Scotland

This report was published by the Scottish Executive Central Research Unit in 2002. It is based upon a survey conducted by Reid Howie Associates between December 2000-July 2001. It provides statistics on the number of stops and searches made by the police in Scotland during the period and classifies them by the race of the person searched. It also discusses the views of young people and the police on the employment of the stop and search tactic and its future use.

Mind the gap : the women that policy forgot

Report considering the nature of low pay and job segregation between men and women. It looks at who disadvantaged women are and the impact their different backgrounds and experiences might have on their employment prospects.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Summary of a report which argues for an end to significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Document arguing for an end to the significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Evaluation of inequalities, gender sensitivity and primary care mental health pilot work in south west Glasgow

Report providing an evaluation of pilot work to integrate an understanding of inequalities in general and gender inequality in particular into the developing services of the South-West Community Health and Social Care Partnership. It addresses key questions about the pilot work and offers a baseline for the development of a methodology for further evaluations of inequality and gender sensitive practice in mental health service provision.

Sexual orientation : a practical guide for the NHS

Document offering practical advice and information to help NHS organisations meet their responsibilities with regard to sexual orientation and employment or health care delivery.

Young people : know your rights to fair treatment

Booklet featuring case studies of situations in which young people may find themselves unfairly treated and providing information on where they can seek help and advice.