Information Bulletin 9 from the Deaf Sector Partnership
Progress Reports from Public Authorities?
What are Progress Reports?
The National Progress Report will be published in 2020 and will report on progress at a national level. It will highlight areas where good progress has been made and also identify where further work is needed. It will look at progress against the National Plan and local plans.
How do they work?
The progress report will draw on evidence gathered from all the public bodies covered by the Act, and will present an overall picture of progress and areas for development.
Who checks and reviews them?
There is only one Progress Report which will cover progress in national public bodies covered by the National Plan, and public bodies required to publish their own plans. The progress report will draw on self-assessment of their own progress by public bodies covered by the Act, and this will include some ‘user involvement’. In other words, we expect BSL users to be able to contribute to the assessment of progress in their local authority or health board, and this will feed into the national progress report.
How often are they reviewed?
There is one Progress Report in each six year cycle.
In the case of bad practice, what action can be taken to resolve it?
Where the National Progress report identifies areas where further work is needed, the Scottish Government, working with Deaf organisations, will provide support to help the relevant public bodies to help them improve their performance.