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Balancing equalities fitzroy andrew

  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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