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Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 came into effect on 1 October 2010. Its purpose is to addresses discrimination and inequalities and protects all individuals from unfair treatment by advancing equality.

 

Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a new public sector equality duty for the Council, and other public authorities, to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other behaviour prohibited by or under the Equality Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.

 

The public sector equality duty requires the Council to consider how the decisions we make, and the services we deliver, affect people from different equality groups who share a ‘protected characteristic’. To do this we have a statutory requirement to publish equality information and develop equality objectives.

 

Equality information

Click here to view the Council's published equality information.

 

Equality objectives

Click here for information on the Council's equality objectives for 2012-2016.

 

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