Guidance on the equality duty

This page contains guides for public authorities in England (and bodies with non-devolved functions in Scotland and Wales).

The guides provide an overview of the equality duty, including the general equality duty, the specific duties and who they apply to. They cover what public authorities should do to meet the duty. This includes steps that are legally required, as well as recommended actions.

Separate guidance (and Codes of Practice) on the equality duty will be available from the Commission for Scotland and Wales.

Update

All our guides now have been revised (December 2011 and January 2012) to reflect the final version of the specific duty regulations.

Guidance for England (and non-devolved bodies in Scotland and Wales)

Essential guide to the public sector equality duty

The essential guide to the public sector equality

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A law about making things better for people from different groups PSED easy readA law about making things better for people from different groups

Public sector equality duty easy read guide

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Buying better outcomes

Buying better outcomes: Mainstreaming equality considerations in procurement: a guide for public authorities in England

 

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Equality analysis and the equality duty. A guide for public authorities coverMeeting the equality duty in policy and decision-making (formerly published as Equality Analysis and the Equality Duty: a guide for public authorities) Revised version Word
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Engagement and the equality duty. A guide for public authorities cover 
Engagement and the equality duty: A guide for public authorities Revised version PDF

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Equality objectives and the equality duty. A guide for public authorities coverEquality objectives and the equality duty. A guide for public authorities Revised version Word

Equality objectives and the equality duty: A guide for public authorities Revised version PDF

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Equality information and the equality duty. A guide for public authoritieEquality information and the equality duty. A guide for public authorities Revised version Word

Equality information and the equality duty: A guide for public authorities Revised version PDF

Presentation on EHRC assessment of published equality information (Powerpoint)
 

 


PSED for Schools: front cover

Public sector equality duty guidance for schools in England| PDF
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Guidance for Wales

1. The essential guide to the public sector equality duty: An overview for listed public authorities in Wales1. The essential guide to the public sector equality duty: An overview for listed public authorities in Wales

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Equality objectives and Strategic Equality   Plans:  A guide for listed public authorities in Wales2. Equality objectives and Strategic Equality Plans: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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 Engagement: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales 3. Engagement: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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Assessing impact: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales4. Assessing impact: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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Equality information: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales5. Equality information: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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Employment information, pay differences and staff training: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales6. Employment information, pay differences and staff training: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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Procurement: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales7. Procurement: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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Annual reporting, publishing and Ministerial duties: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales8. Annual reporting, publishing and Ministerial duties: A guide for listed public authorities in Wales

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Guidance for Scotland

To support Scottish public authorities in meeting their equality duties, the Commission has produced non-statutory guidance which is available on the EHRC Scotland website. The guides provide an overview of the public sector equality duty, including the general equality duty, the specific duties and who they apply to. They cover what public authorities should do to meet the duty. This includes steps that are legally required, as well as recommended actions.

Non-statutory guidance for Scottish public authorities

Technical guidance

The Commission has published Public Sector Equality Duty Technical Guidance for England, Wales and Scotland. The guidance provides an authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of the law.

Public Sector Equality Duty Technical Guidance for England, Scotland and Wales

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