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Public Sector Duty of Equality Act 2010

 

We are supported in our commitment to equality through the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010.  The Act brings together all the legal requirements on equality that the private, public and voluntary sectors need to follow and places the following duties on Local Authorities:

 

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
Promote equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
Promote good relations between persons of different backgrounds and who share a protected characteristic

 

The Act helpfully explains that having regard for advancing equality involves

Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics

Taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people

 

Encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

 

Meeting different needs involves taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities.  It describes fostering good relations a tackling prejudice and promoting understanding between people from different groups.

 

     
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