Guidance for education providers pre-October 2010

New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

This section looks at equality and discrimination in education from the perspective of education providers. It looks at who counts as an education provider, their areas of responsibility, what the law says and summarises what education providers can do to promote equality of opportunity and tackle discrimination.

On this site, the term 'education providers' means not only schools, colleges and universities but also training and work-based learning providers. The laws set out here also apply to local authority education departments (or education authorities in Scotland).

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