What are equality and diversity?
Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential. Equality is backed by legislation designed to address unfair discrimination based on membership of a particular group. A more detailed list is provided in our strategy but some of the Acts you may be most familiar with are: Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The duties encompassed in these acts are now brought together under the Equality Act 2010 and have, in some areas, been extended.