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Equality Act 2010 Awareness

This is an awareness pack for delivery to staff and learners on appropriate health and social care courses (teaching and training delivery). As well as a general overview the first presentation includes specific examples for the care sector. Voluntary organisations are also affected by this legislation.

Presentation1 – Equality Act 2010 What does this mean for service providers? (37 slides) (with handout) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Protected characteristics, Discrimination, Personalisation, Equality Act 2010 replaces, Accessing goods and services, Perceived discrimination
  • Direct discrimination on the grounds of sex, Discrimination by association, Discrimination by perception, Indirect discrimination, Harassment (disability, gender-reassignment, race, sex)
  • Harassment (deemed as direct discrimination), Victimisation, Disability discrimination, Discrimination arising from disability, Disability discrimination (reasonable adjustments)
  • Positive action, Links to person centred care, Principles of person centred care, Applying the principles, Summary, References

Presentation 2 – Public Sector Equality Duty (with handout) (28 slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Equality Act 2006, What is the equality duty?, Why an equality duty?, Public authorities, Other organisations, Public sector equality duty overview
  • Section 149 – Public Sector General Equality Duty, Advancing equality of opportunity, Section 149 – Public Sector General Equality Duty, Organisations undertaking Public functions
  • Linking to the Human Rights Act, Protected characteristics, Marriage and civil partnership, What does this all mean?, Equality duty key dates, Equality information , Information required
  • Equality objectives, What all organisations need to do, Specific service areas, References

PowerPoint 3 Equality Act Provisions (32 slides) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, Reasons, Consolidated legislation, Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation, Links to Equality Act 2006, Key changes – protected characteristics, Direct discrimination
  • Associative discrimination, Indirect discrimination, Harassment, Harassment by a 3rd party, Victimisation, Discrimination by perception, Key changes – recruitment, Disability
  • Gender re-assignment, Breastfeeding, Harassment, Examples – staff related matters, Employment tribunals, Healthcare, medical care, social care, Links to human rights, References

Word Documents

  • Handout (to follow PowerPoint 1), Speaker Notes (to follow PowerPoint 1), Handout (to follow PowerPoint 2), Speaker Notes (to follow PowerPoint 1), Glossary of Key Terms

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