Information Bulletin 5 from the Deaf Sector Partnership
Hilary Third, Equality Unit, Scottish Government
What is Hilary Third’s role within the BSL (Scotland) Act developments?
Hilary Third is the lead policy officer advising Dr Allan on the BSL (Scotland) Act and is working with the Deaf Sector Partnership to support implementation of the Act.
What is the role of the Equality Unit regarding the BSL (Scotland) Act?
The Equality Unit has had policy responsibility for BSL since devolution in 1999, and is responsible for co-ordinating implementation of the BSL (Scotland) Act, working to Dr Allan.
What is Hilary’s role in the Equality Unit, in relation to BSL?
Hilary Third works as an Equality Policy Manager in the Equality Unit. She is the lead official with responsibility for implementing the BSL (Scotland) Act, and will work with the Deaf Sector Partnership who have been funded by the Scottish Government Equality Unit to provide practical support to public bodies who are subject to the Act.
How will Hilary work with Dr Allan?
Hilary will advise Dr Allan on issues related to BSL, and will support Dr Allan to fulfill his duties under the Act.