4. EQUALITIES ACT
The Inspectorate came into being as a result of an equality issue and it is appropriate therefore that the Equalities Act remains as a focus for inspection work.
As outlined in last year's report the Equality and Human Rights Commission published in September 2011 its report into disability related harassment. The overarching conclusion of the inquiry was that cases of disability related harassment which come to court and receive media attention are only the tip of an iceberg. The findings of the inquiry will be borne in mind when the joint thematic on sexual offences is conducted with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (Scotland).
The Inspectorate continues to maintain close links with Crown Office and other equality diversity groups including the Crown Office Equality Advisory Group and the more general Working Group on Interpreting and Translation.