IEDP, 14 Mar 2011

This briefing was delivered just before the Public Sector Equality Duty came into effect in April 2011. The new duty places a legal obligation on public authorities and commercial and third sector business providing ‘public functions’ or in receipt of public funds to have ‘due regard’ to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.

The main goal of the Public Sector Equality Duty is to embed equality into the day to day work of public authorities and deliver tangible equality outcomes, through proactive action.

The Institute’s briefing, delivered by Linda Bellos, OBE, EDHR and Dianna Yach, Ionann Management Consultants Ltd, examined what the new duty means in practice; it looked at similarities with the existing three equality duties (race, disability and gender) and key changes, including the enlarged scope of the duty which now applies to a wider range of protected characteristics, along with the more stringent evidence requirements relating to equality objective setting and equality analysis of the effects of policies, practices and decisions.

This briefing was aimed at all those working with the public sector equality duties, Board champions, managers, Equality and Diversity, HR and social inclusion advisors.

Time: 9.30 to 1.00

Venue: National Grid, 4th Floor, Grand Buildings, 1 -- 3 Strand, London WC2N 5EH

Cost: £175 per delegate or £125 for IEDP members


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