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.
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
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:-
Planning and Development Adviser
Ext: 4234 (Tel: 01698 454234)