Equality Act 2010
Complying with the Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 brought together over 100 separate pieces of legislation under one act. This consolidation of legislation created a new, simpler legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and to advance equality of opportunity.
The Equality Act contains specific duties for each authority listed in the schedule to the regulations, which came into force on 9 September 2011. Under the specific duties, we were required to publish information to demonstrate compliance with the duty imposed in section 149(1) of the Act and to produce equality objectives.
We recognise that gathering and publishing a range of equality information is the first step in a journey that will help us to improve the services that we deliver and meet the needs of all of our residents and service users.
We are committed to continuing to improve the range and quality of information that we hold about different protected groups to help us to tackle some of the real equality issues such as poverty and health inequalities.
We believe in an equal and diverse society and are committed to developing a community formed of different cultural, social and economic backgrounds that have a shared respect for each other.
We recognise the progress that has been made with our partners in the west London region towards a vision of an equal and diverse society.
This has strengthened our commitment to developing our programme on integration and community cohesion.
We are working hard to create inclusive services and employment opportunities for all people who live and work in Brent.
Internally we do this by supporting and monitoring the work of each department to ensure they address the needs of residents and staff from different backgrounds and with different needs.