Under the public sector equality duty, which came into force in April 2011, public sector bodies must have due regard to the following when exercising their duties:
Protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
In Wales, there are also a number of additional duties which include having a Strategic Equality Plan in place; engaging with those in protected characteristic groups; developing and publishing equality impact assessments, and providing employment statistics.
For further information please contact:-
Corporate Planning Manager