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The Equality Duties

  • General and specific duties for public bodies to promote equality (currently covers race, disability and gender)
  • Includes having equality scheme(s), action plan(s) and annual reports
  • All public bodies must comply
  • Not a legal requirement for voluntary sector (unless contracted to a public body), BUT it is good practice
  • The Equality Duties are focused on outcomes that promote equality (this is more than just equality of opportunity
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