Equality Act - Data Publication
The public sector equality duty (Equality Act 2010) is made up of a general equality duty which is supported by specific duties.
The general equality duty requires a public authority which includes Lancashire Constabulary in the exercise of its functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
Lancashire Constabulary employs over 150 staff and as such must publish information to demonstrate its compliance with the general equality duty. This information must include information relating to people who share a relevant protected characteristic (Age, Disability, gender, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sexual Orientation) who are:
- Its employees
- People affected by its policies and practices (for example, service users).
Lancashire Constabulary will publish data and information on demonstrating how we have used our evidence base to have due regard to the aims of the general equality duty under the following areas:
- Equality and Diversity ... find out more
- Quality of Service ... find out more
- Protecting People ... find out more
- Policies and Guidance (inc General Equality Duty Assessments) ... find out more