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Understanding the Public Sector Equality Duty for the third sector in Wales

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) means public sector organisations must take into account the need to:

  • get rid of unlawful discrimination
  • advance equal opportunities
  • build good relations between communities

The third sector (such as charities or non-governmental organisations) can challenge public bodies in Wales if they do not comply with the PSED. 

For example, a charity working with disabled people can challenge a public body who allowed disability discrimination to happen. 

The resources on this page are designed to help third sector organisations (who work in an area relating to a protected characteristic) to challenge the public sector where appropriate – to help make Wales a fairer place. 

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Understanding the Public Sector Equality Duty

This guide provides an overview of what the Public Sector Equality Duty is. It is available in British Sign Language and easy read through the link below.  

See the guide: understanding the Public Sector Equality Duty