The following Local Government practice note produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors and Katie Michelon of Browne Jacobson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/353, particular duties are imposed on public authorities with education functions. These authorities are required to publish information to demonstrate their compliance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010). This is due at yearly intervals. See Practice Notes: Specific public sector equality duties—England and Specific public sector equality duties—Wales. The public authorities in question include:
a county council or district council in England
the governing body of an educational establishment maintained by an English local authority (within the meaning of section 162 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (EIA 2006))
a local authority with respect to the pupil referral units it establishes and maintains by virtue of section 19 of the Education Act 1996 (EA 1996)
the proprietor of a City Technology College, City College for Technology or the Arts, or an Academy. (This includes the proprietor of a Free School)
Discrimination under EqA 2010 can be direct (under EqA 2010, s 13) or indirect (under EqA 2010, s 19), harassment is also prohibited (in EqA 2010,
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