What are Trafford CCG’s Public Sector Equality Duties?
Our General Duties are to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
The Protected characteristics – in the context of Public Sector Equality Duties (PSED) – are defined as:
- Sex / Gender (male / female)
- Gender Reassignment (Transgender)
- Religion or Belief
- Sexual Orientation
- Pregnancy maternity and breastfeeding mums
It also applies to marriage and civil partnership, but only in respect of the requirement to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination. Trafford CCG also considers carers in all its scrutiny for inclusion work.
The Specific Duty requires CCGs to set Equality Objectives once every four years and to annually collect equality data in relation to workforce and service delivery issues.
The subsequent approved Annual Equality Data Publication will be published on our website by 31 January every year and will highlight any significant data gaps, with links to improvement plans. This is essential to enable us to target resources where they will make the most difference.