Links to documents:
Access this URL ( Guidance for Schools in England[Link to copy hosted by Equality and Human Rights Commission]
Access this URL ( Guidance for Schools in Scotland[Link to copy hosted by Equality and Human Rights Commission]
Download this file (6_ehrc263_code_england_v3.pdf)Technical Guidance for Schools in England[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]
Download this file (7_ehrc263_code_scotland_v3.pdf)Technical Guidance for Schools in Scotland[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]

Brief Summary

Guidance on how the Equality Act should be implemented in schools.

Extract from Document

The Equality Act 2010 offers individuals protection against discrimination. The Act also gives employers, businesses, service providers and education providers greater clarity about their responsibilities, and it sets out a new expectation that public services must treat everyone with dignity and respect.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has a key role to play in bringing the Act to life. It is committed to a vision of a modern Britain in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and all have an equal chance to succeed.

This is why the Commission is publishing a range of guidance that will give individuals, businesses, employers and public authorities the information that they need to understand the Act, to exercise their rights and to meet their responsibilities in the most straightforward way.

This Technical Guidance outlines the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 for schools in relation to the provision of education and access to benefits, facilities or services, both educational and non-educational. It provides an authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of the law.

The Guidance is aimed at those working in schools, lawyers, advocates, courts and tribunals, and everyone who needs to understand the law in depth or to apply it in practice.

This Guidance has been discussed and consulted upon with representatives from across the education sector, including school leaders, teachers and other stakeholders, government departments and trade unions. Their contributions have enriched and improved the text, and the Commission is grateful for their help.

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