Our approach to the public sector equality duty and guidance

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Our approach

This duty will help public authorities address inequalities and contribute towards a fairer society. We are helping public authorities use the duty to achieve better outcomes for everyone.

What we are doing in Wales

The Commission has a unique role as regulator of the PSED. Our regulatory approach in Wales is to make the most of this powerful new opportunity to promote equality by:

  • Encouraging
  • Guiding
  • Monitoring

How we are encouraging

Showing how the duty can deliver better outcomes, highlighting and sharing good practice, particularly through our Equality Exchange Network.

Download our presentation on governors’ responsibilities in regard to the new Equalities Duties in Wales.

How we are monitoring

Targeted monitoring to identify and share trends and good practice. Monitoring reports shared with government to assist in measuring progress and ministerial reporting.

Our monitoring of the PSED in Wales

Equality Objectives: A summary of public authority equality objectives in four key sectors.

PSED research

In addition to our specific monitoring work  we commissioned NatCen to provide a fuller view on public authorities progress on the PSED. Read more about research.

Last updated: 11 May 2021

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.


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10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.