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How Can You Participate in the Fife BSL Local Plan Consultation?

Updated: Mar 15

The Fife Deaf Communication Service are looking for your views on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) Local Plan for 2023 to 2029.

The plan itself covers a wide range of topics, and highlights key areas of attention and improvement for local service delivery and partner organisations.

In person discussion sessions are planned for anyone looking to contribute towards the plan:

  • Date: Thursday 21st March 2024 Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline, KY12 7JA

  • Date: Thursday 21st March 2024 Time: 6.00pm – 8.00 pm Where: Fife College, St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1EX

Please let us know by Monday 18th March if you can attend. 

SMS: 07984 356 580Email:

Interested in the outcomes? You can view them below:


Outcome 1: "To improve outcomes for BSL users by embedding BSL in relevant Scottish Government policies, plans and strategies in order to develop solution to the barriers faced by BSL users in their daily lives"


Outcome 2: "To remove accessibility as a barrier for BSL users in all aspects of life, recognising the importance of having accessible information in the right format at the right time, utilising technology and increasing people's awareness of communication tools"


Outcome 3: “The Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach will be fully embedded, with a deaf or deafblind child and their family offered the right information and support at the right time to engage with BSL.  We will strengthen partnerships between relevant organisations to overcome barriers for BSL users and deaf/deafblind children to ensure they have the support they need at all stages of their learning, so they can reach their full potential”


Outcome 4: “BSL users will receive person-centred support to develop their skills, consider what route to employment is right for them and enter into the workforce so that they can fulfil their potential, and improve Scotland’s economic performance.  They will be provided with support to enable them to progress in their chosen career”


Outcome 5: "“BSL users will have access to the information and services they need to live active, healthy lives, and to make informed choices at every stage of their lives”.


Outcome 6: “BSL users will have full access to the cultural life of Scotland, and equal opportunities to enjoy and contribute to culture and the arts, and are encouraged to share BSL and deaf culture with the people of Scotland ”


Outcome 7: “To strengthen the evidence and data on the BSL community in Scotland to better inform decision making in public policy and service design”


Outcome 8: “BSL users will have safe, fair and inclusive access to public transport and the systems that support all transport use in Scotland”


Outcome 9: “BSL users will have fair and equal access to the civil, criminal and juvenile justice systems in Scotland”


Outcome 10: “BSL users will be fully involved in democratic and public life in Scotland, as active and informed citizens, as voters, as elected politicians and as board members of our public bodies”



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