Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2012 - 2013
As part of the Equality Act, a new public sector equality duty came into force in April 2011. The Act replaces the previous anti-discimination laws with a single Act. It requires public bodies to have due regard, when exercising their functions, to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic1 and those who do not.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.