The college has legal requirements under legislation to promote equality within “Protected Characteristics”: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex, Sexual Orientation.
The College response to the legal requirements of Equality and Diversity is underpinned throughout the scheme by the widely promoted integration of the “Respect Agenda” throughout all College business. This can be most clearly observed through the College statement of ethos and commitment.
Promoting equality is not the same as treating people equally. At Craven College we believe it is about treating one another with respect and dignity. Celebrating diversity is important to the College; we treat people as individuals and welcome difference, in order to create a culture of inclusiveness. College Commitment:
To advance and promote equality of opportunity and to foster good relations between diverse groups within the College and our wider communityTo eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
The public sector equality duty (the equality duty) is made up of a general equality duty which is supported by specific duties. The ‘public sector equality duty’ is the formal title of the legislation, the ‘general equality duty’ is the overarching requirement of the duty, and the ‘specific duties’ are intended to help performance on the general equality duty.
The general equality duty requires public authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
Public authorities covered by the specific duties must publish information to demonstrate their compliance with the general equality duty.
This information must include information relating to people who share a relevant protected characteristic who are:
The scheme is outlined in the following sections:
You can download a full copy of the scheme below as a PDF file. If you need access in other formats, please contact the Marketing office on 01756 69 3858.