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