United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD): The Scottish Government’s Draft Delivery Plan 2016-2020

Closed 18 Jan 2016

Opened 8 Sep 2015

Results updated 10 Mar 2017


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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD):
The Scottish Government’s Draft Delivery Plan 2016-2020

The Scottish Government has a clear aim: for disabled people to have the same equality and human rights as non-disabled people. This means disabled people having the same freedom, dignity, choice and control over their lives as everyone else, with rights to practical assistance and support at home, at work and in the wider community. However, for many disabled people living in Scotland, this is still a long way off being a reality.

We need to take practical, targeted action across all policy areas and services to deliver on the key outcomes we have identified in co-production with disabled people’s organisations and others as being important to making positive change. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is the framework we will use to deliver that change.

We have developed a draft delivery plan, which sets out our approach to implementing UNCRPD in Scotland over the period 2016-20. It looks in detail at the outcomes – or changes – that we want to achieve, and describes the range of commitments that will help us to do this.

The draft delivery plan is available in a number of formats:
• Full document (pdf, with audio facility) –  click here
• ebooklet – click here
• BSL (summary) –

  1. Part One click here
  2. Part Two click here
  3. Part Three click here

• Easy read (summary) – click here
• Word (summary) - click here

We would like to hear your views on this draft delivery plan. There are a number of ways that you can respond:

• You can respond online from the link at the bottom of this page.
• You can use the Word version of the questionnaire available here, and email it to catherine.hewit@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
• You can also respond in writing, by sending your response to: Catherine Hewit, Scottish Government Equality Unit, Area 3H South, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

Please let Cathy Hewit know if you would like to respond to the consultation in an alternative format.

Issue Date
The consultation was issued on 8 September 2015.

The consultation runs until 18 January 2016.

COSLA consultation
This Scottish Government consultation is running alongside a consultation being carried out by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The two are separate due to the different roles and responsibilities of the two organisations, which are reflected in the commitments made in each document. We would encourage respondents to consider and respond to both consultations if possible. The COSLA consultation is published here.

What happens next

The Scottish Government will respond to the consultation in April 2016 and will publish their final delivery plan in the summer of 2016.


  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights