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Commissioner's Draft British Sign Language (BSL) Plan

Published 09 Aug 2018

This Plan sets out the actions which the Commissioner proposes to take over the period 2018-2024 to improve access for BSL users to the range of statutory functions that he fulfils. The Draft Plan is available to download from this website in Word and pdf formats. A BSL translation of the Draft Plan is available to view on YouTube and Facebook. Visit our website's home page to get the links or find them in the consultation document. The Commissioner would welcome views on the Draft Plan. The consultation period runs until 14 September. 

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jul-Dec 2019

Published 06 Jul 2018

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the second half of 2019. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jan-Jun 2019

Published 06 Jul 2018

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the first half of 2019. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

Data Protection Policy

Published 25 May 2018

This policy describes how the Commissioner will handle personal data.

Privacy Statement for employees, etc

Published 04 May 2018

This Privacy Statement describes how we treat the personal data of employees, former employees and job applicants.

British Sign Language Plan - Open Events at the Scottish Parliament

Published 20 Apr 2018

This poster gives more detail about the open events for British Sign Language users being held at the Scottish Parliament on Friday, 18 May and Saturday, 19 May.

2016 Applicant Research

Published 12 Oct 2017

Following the last annual applicant research in 2015, we discussed and agreed with the Scottish Government a different method of obtaining applicant views. Since May 2016 we have been gathering the views of applicants on a round by round basis, rather than annually. This report provides an annual summary of the views expressed in the individual round reports and also reports on the learning that has taken place by understanding applicant views under this round by round approach. We are grateful to those who provided time and effort giving invaluable feedback which formed the basis of the findings.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Jan 2018 - June 2018

Published 12 Sep 2017

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the first half of 2018. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

SHAP Diversity Calendar July 2018 - Dec 2018

Published 12 Sep 2017

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar for the second half of 2018. It should be read in conjunction with the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook.

SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook for 2018

Published 12 Sep 2017

This is the SHAP Diversity Calendar Handbook for 2018. It gives guidance on using the diversity calendars for the same period.



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