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Equalities Network

Summary of group: Our external Equalities Network supports the development and implementation of our first Equality Strategy. They provide support and critical challenge in relation to:

  • our mainstreaming approach and reporting
  • implementing our set of equality outcomes
  • all our Equality Impact Assessments

The External Network has representation from eighteen organisations and is chaired by Ally MacPhail, our Deputy Director for Strategy, Change, Data and Engagement. The External Network will have a key role in providing critical challenge and advice on all our Equality Impact Assessments.

Chair: Ally MacPhail, Deputy Director of Strategy, Change, Data and Engagement for Social Security Scotland

Frequency of meetings: bi-monthly


  • Church of Scotland
  • Chair, Scottish Councils Equality Network (SCEN)
  • Close the Gap
  • Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)
  • Coalition of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Engender
  • Fife Centre for Equalities
  • Glasgow Disability Alliance
  • Inclusion Scotland
  • Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE)
  • National Deaf Children’s Society
  • People First (Scotland)
  • Public Health Scotland
  • Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
  • Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA)
  • Scottish Women’s Aid
  • See Me
  • Versus Arthritis

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