In 2014, the Local Government Association Equality Frameworks underwent a ‘light touch’ sector-led refresh, to establish better connections with the newly refreshed NHS Equality Delivery System and become more outcome focused.
Here is the latest news and recent material about the Public Sector Equality Duty.
The report of the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity was published in February 2010.
It contained 53 recommendations, one of which was that a Judicial Diversity Taskforce be created to oversee implementation of the recommendations.
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Click here for Judicial Diversity Taskforce report (September 2012)
We’ve designed these resources for voluntary and community organisations using the Equality Duty.
They can help you achieve your organisational objectives. And influence how public bodies meet their own responsibilities.
You can download each part, or get in touch if you’d like a different format.
Part One: influencing and engaging public bodies on the Equality Duty
Part Two: using equality data to gauge equality performance and hold public bodies to account
Part Three: tools
On 1 March 2012, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) published its report on the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which was ratified by the UK in 2009.
The Report draws attention to a number of significant human rights issues, including:
- the need for freestanding legislation to protect the right to independent living in UK law;
- the effect of current reforms to benefits and services on the ability of disabled people to enjoy independent living;
- the role played by the UNCRPD in policy development and decision making at all levels of government;
- the use of equality impact assessments;
- the effects of devolution on implementation of the UNCRPD; and
- hate crime.
On 2 July 2012, The JCHR published ‘Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living: Government Response to the Committee’s Twenty-third Report of Session 2010-12, HL Paper 23, HC 429’.
Click here for report on the Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living
Click here for report on the Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living: Government Response
Click here for note of the Scottish Parliamentary Equal Opportunities Committee meeting on 1 May 2012
15 December 2009
Link to judgment
Summary of case
The Councils proposed to make changes in the provision of support services for people living in sheltered accommodation in respect of overnight cover.
The Councils had failed to give due regard to their Disability Equality Duty. The decisions should be quashed and the matter reconsidered.
In order to help public bodies apply the Duty better, the Equality Act 2010 gave English, Welsh and Scottish Ministers powers to make regulations imposing specific duties on bodies specified in schedule 19. Consequently, there are different regulations for England, Wales and Scotland.