Equality and Diversity

On 6th April 2010 the Equality Act came into effect. This Act combined all duties on public bodies, originally found in a number of previous statutes, into one single duty. It also extended the application of the duties to new protected characteristics. Characteristics covered by the duty include:

  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Disabled people
  • Marriage and civil partnership
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    Meeting our legal requirements

    The three aims of the public sector Equality Duty are to: eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act;…

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    Our Equality and Diversity Groups

    Leadership is crucial to the success of the Single Equality Scheme. Therefore, the delivery framework for the scheme is supported by an Equality and Diversity…

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    SWBH NHS Trust serves one of the most diverse communities in the country. We provide services for many races and cultures, and go to great…

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    Workforce equality

    Equal Pay Audit 2012-2013 Dashboard December – January 2013 Workforce dashboard summary, December 2012 – January 2013 Workforce Dashboard Narrative April 2012 Dashboard April 2012…

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    Patient equality

    The Trust treats all of its patients with the greatest of respect and personalised care, and does not discriminate on any grounds whatsoever. We actively…

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    The Equality Delivery System and Equality Objectives

    In developing our Equality Objectives we undertook a thorough consultation, results of which are contained within our Equality Objectives April 2012 report. We recognise the ongoing nature…

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