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Equality & Diversity Strategy

If you wish to download our Equality Strategy then click the link above.

Equality & Diversity Objectives

Click above to find out the Council's objectives when it comes to Equality & Diversity.

Reading Borough Council Staff Data

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Equal Opportunities at New Directions
New Directions is committed to making equality part of everything we do. New Directions embraces the Equality Act (April 2010) requirement to have 'due regard' to the need to:

• Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

• Advance equality of opportunity between different groups

• Foster good relations between different groups

The duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination also covers marriage and civil partnership.

New Directions does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

New Directions is committed to providing accessible services to the whole community, which do not discriminate in any of the ways mentioned above.

We ask and encourage our customers to declare any disability, learning difficulty or issue that may impact on their learning or experience at New Directions so that we can provide appropriate support on an individual basis.

Equality & Diversity Newsletter News

Commission welcomes Age Regulations (EHRC, October)

Equalities minster Maria Miller backs gay marriage (Telegraph, September)

Richard Branson on Why We Need More Women in the Boardroom (Entrepeneur, September)

NASUWT argues cuts will have negative impact on ethnic minority pupils (Runnymede Trust, September)

Trevor Phillips' legacy: panel verdict (Guardian, September)

Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010, which came into force in October 2010, replaces the previous 116 separate pieces of legislation, covering areas such as Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination, Race Relations and Disability Discrimination. It simplifies the law and strengthens it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality. Using the links below you can download summaries of the new Equality Act 2010.
Easy Read Version

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