Equalities Objectives 2016-2020

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Why are we doing this?: 

The Equality Act 2010
 
The General Public Sector Equality Duty (April 2011)
 
The Equality Act 2010 amalgamated previous pieces of equality legislation, harmonising and strengthening equality legislation under one new Act.  The Act includes a public sector equality duty that requires public sector bodies, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
 
  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
 
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
 
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
 
The Equality Act lists a number of characteristics which must not be used as a reason to treat some people worse than others.  These are the ‘protected characteristics’.
 
The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011
 
There are also associated specific statutory equality duties for Wales (Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011) that enable a public authority in Wales to meet the general duty.  The broad purpose of the specific duties in Wales is to help listed bodies in their performance of the general duty and to aid transparency. 
What do we want to know?: 
The purpose of this consultation exercise is to meet the requirement under the specific equality duties for Wales (Equality Act 2010  (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011) to consult on our Equality Objectives.  We want to find out through this consultation what are the greatest barriers facing those with protected characteristics in North Wales and what should be our Equality Objectives for the next Strategic Equality Plans 2016-2020. 
  
The proposed Equality Objectives are listed on the following pages with questions we would like you to consider. This is your opportunity to tell us if you think the existing Equality Objectives should remain or change and/or whether we should include other priorities.

Start date16 November 2015
End date31 December 2015
OrganisationFull addressContactEmailContact numbers
North Wales Fire and Rescue ServiceFfordd Salesbury
St Asaph Business Park
St Asaph
LL17 0JJ
Bethan MillingtonBethan.Millington@ nwales-fireservice.org.uk