The public sector equality duty was introduced as part of the Equality Act 2010. The equality duty requires public authorities, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
What does the public sector equality duty mean for Richmond CCG?
Under the specific duties of the public sector equality duty, Richmond CCG will publish information at least once a year that shows how we have complied with the duty. This will include information relating to our employees and people affected by our policies who share a protected characteristic.
We will also publish equality objectives at least every four years.