Equalities

Equalities

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:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

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.

Why do we ask equality and Welsh-language Questions?

Integrated Impact Assessment

For further information please contact:-

Dan Shaw
Corporate Planning Manager
dan.shaw@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
01437 775857

ID: 585, revised 12/06/2018