Equality Law Project

<p>The Equality Law Project aims to support frontline organisations to understand and use the Equality Act 2010.&nbsp; It will do so by:</p>
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Supporting frontline organisations to comply with equality law; and</li>
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Supporting frontline organisations to hold public authorities to account under equality law (health, education and criminal justice).</li>
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<p>The Equality Act 2010 is the most fundamental overhaul of UK antidiscrimination and equality law.&nbsp; Its two main purposes are to 1) harmonise discrimination law and 2) strengthen the law to support progress on equality.&nbsp; The Equality Act has significant implications for frontline organisations and statutory bodies working within the voluntary and community sector.</p>
<p>The Act has come at a time when localism and Big Society agenda require citizens to be &lsquo;active&rsquo; in influencing and shaping local priorities and services.&nbsp; In order to effectively represent and provide services to black, minority ethnic &amp; refugee (BME&amp;R) populations within this political context, frontline organisations must have a better understanding of the rights and opportunities as well as the obligations under the Equality Act.</p>
<p>Over the next two years the project will deliver training to 300 frontline organisations on the Equality Act, including holding public authorities to account under the <a href="http://www.rota.org.uk/content/public-sector-equality-duty-psed">Public Sector Equality Duty</a>; gather statistics on race equality in the service areas of health, education, and criminal justice; develop FAQ pages; and support frontline organisations to hold public authorities to account in service delivery and the commissioning of services for BME&amp;R populations.</p>
<p>Follow us on our website and on twitter for updates on upcoming events / training; law and policy and to learn from each other&rsquo;s experience.</p>
<p>For further information please contact Poornima Karunacadacharan&nbsp;<a href="mailto:poornima@rota.org.uk">poornima@rota.org.uk</a>.</p>
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