The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing laws in one place and the general equality duty from this has three main aims:

  • to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act;
  • to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
  • to foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. The protected characteristics cover age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

 

The Single Equality Scheme in full

Equality Action Plan 2012

Single Equality Scheme – Updated report February 2014