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Equality Act

We're constantly producing guidance to help organisations stay on top of their legal requirements. Some of our most popular publications are below.

Equality objectives and public authorities
With the passing of the Equality Act Specific Duties Regulations, public authorities now have a duty to devise and publish one or more equality objectives. In this short and accessible guide we recount some tips and strategies we’ve picked up over 13 years of helping organisations develop equality schemes and policies. As ever, this guide is designed to help you go beyond the law to make equality a reality for your staff, customers, and the communities you serve.

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brap has worked closely with the Government Equalities Office to disseminate information about the Equality Act 2010. Below are four summary guides for organisations from different sectors. For more information on how to meet your legislative requirements, click here.

Public Sector Equality Duty
publicsectorequalityduty.jpgThis quick start guide is intended to help public sector organisations understand a key measure in the Act – the public sector Equality Duty, which came into force on 5 April 2011. The Equality Duty ensures that all public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all.

To download the guide, click here.


Public sector summary guide
publicsectorsummary.jpgThis summary guide is intended to help public sector organisations understand what the aspects of the Equality Act that came into force in October 2010 mean for them.

To download the guide, click here.


Voluntary and community organisations summary guide
voluntarysectorsummary.jpgThis summary guide tells you how the Equality Act 2010 changes how you have to act in order to prevent and address discrimination when you provide goods, facilities and services to the public, for example as a residential care home, community shop or after-school club. These parts of the Act will come into effect on 1 October 2010.

To download the guide, click here.


Businesses who provide goods and service
businesssummary.jpgThis summary guide is intended to help businesses understand their new obligations under the Equality Act 2010 as providers of goods, facilities and services.

To download the guide, click here,