The Public Sector Equality Duty (the Equality Duty) was created by the Equality Act 2010 in order to harmonise the previous race, disability and gender equality duties and to extend protection to the new protected characteristics listed in the Act. The Equality Duty replaced these duties.
The duty covers age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
The Public Sector Equality Duty consists of a general equality duty and specific duties, which is designed to help us to meet the general duty.
In 2012 the Single Equality Scheme was up-dated to incorporate the Equality Act 2010. The previous Single Equality Scheme Action Plan has now been incorporated into our Equality Objectives.
Below is our published equality information and equality objectives.
Feedback on the Equality Objectives is very welcome and comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.