Equality and Human Rights Commission – Specific Duty Monitoring

 

The Equality Duty was created by the Equality Act 2010.  This replaces the race, disability and gender equality duties.  The duty came into force in April 2011 covering age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race,religion or belief and sexual orientation.

 

As a public authority, the CJA is subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty which requires that the CJA

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different group
  • Foster good relations between different groups

The regulations will promote improved performance of the equality duty by requiring the publication of:

  • Equality outcomes, at least every four year
  • Information to demonstrate compliance with the equality duty, at least annually.

New Responsibilities 

The Specific duties are to: report on mainstreaming the equality duty; publish equality outcomes and report progress; assess and review policies and practices; gather and use employee information: publish gender pay gap information; publish an equal pay statement; consider award criteria and conditions in public procurement and to publish in a manner that is
accessible.

 

It is intended that “Specific Duties” for LCJA will be reported on through the “Equalities Mainstreaming Report” published by South Lanarkshire Council. 

 

It should be noted that LCJA links particularly to the following outcomes in this document:

  • Protect vulnerable children, young people and adults
  • Raise educational achievement and attainment and continue to increase involvement in lifelong learning
  • Improve the quality, access and availability of housing and
  • Provide vision and strategic direction

The link to the mainstreaming report is as follows:

 

Contact for Further Information

If you would like further information, please contact:-

Roberta Reid
Planning and Development Adviser

Ext:  4234  (Tel:  01698 454234)

E-mail:  Roberta.Reid@southlanarkshire.gcsx.gov.uk

 

http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/news/article/599/mainstreaming_equalities_progress_report