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On this page you will find resources relating to age, one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010


People can suffer age discrimination whether they are old or young. The resources below aim to support staff working with older people, and to highlight the possible disadvantages that people of all stages of life can suffer as a result of their age.

The video (right) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), explores what is meant by age discrimination. 

Children and young people

This animation, aimed at the Scottish NHS workforce, aims to support staff to understand the impact of trauma and to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.


This webinar, produced in collaboration between NHS Eduction for Scotland (NES) and Carers Trust Scotland, explores the ways in which young carers can be supported.

  • Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) is a learning resource for health and social care staff which will help you (and the staff or students you support) to have better conversations and interactions with carers.

  • Each and Every Child is a new initiative that aims to transform the current public narrative around care and care experience by identifying and tackling challenging assumptions in wider society. The initiative, which is funded by CELCIS, Esmée...