Balancing equalities - Peterborough

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This presentation was delivered on 17 February 2011 at the event 'Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith equality'. This event was organised by the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Post School Education in partnership with Lifelong Learning UK and the Council for Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education.

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Balancing equalities - Peterborough

  1. 1. Balancing equalities Managing the interface: sexual orientation and faith Fitzroy Andrew
  2. 2. <ul><li>Equality Act 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Implications for the FE sector </li></ul><ul><li>Case law </li></ul><ul><li>Questions for you </li></ul>
  3. 3. Equality Act 2010 <ul><li>Consolidating legislation </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Protected characteristics’ </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector equality duty </li></ul><ul><li>Phased introduction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Protected characteristics <ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Gender identity </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Religion or belief </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-economic (frozen) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The public sector duty <ul><li>General duty: </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate discrimination and harassment </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Advance equality for all’ </li></ul><ul><li>Foster good relations </li></ul>
  6. 6. The public sector duty <ul><li>Specific duty: </li></ul><ul><li>Publish information </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and publish equality objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on results rather than process </li></ul>
  7. 7. Case law <ul><li>Local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Supermarket </li></ul><ul><li>Fire service </li></ul>
  8. 8. Balancing equalities – Implications for the FE system <ul><li>Building inclusive cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Learner charters </li></ul><ul><li>Handling relations between learners </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and support </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions <ul><li>What are the practical ‘levers’ to bringing measures such as learner charters to life? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key issues regarding the workforce in your organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>What information/knowledge/skills should be covered by learning/training events to support people in this area? </li></ul><ul><li>What lessons can be transferred from other areas of policy to help progress in this area? </li></ul>
  10. 10. www.slideshare.net/managingtheinterface

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