RELIGION OR FAITH EQUALITY
Did you know that:
- In 2011 60% of the population of Cornwall regard themselves as Christian whilst 30% have no religion *
- 3631 people in Cornwall in 2011 were from the Buddist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faiths *
Religion or belief is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
The Act provides protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of religion of belief. This includes any religion and any religious or philosophical belief. It also includes a lack of any such religion or belief.
A religion need not be mainstream or well known to gain protection as a religion. It must, though, be identifiable and have a clear structure and belief system. Belief means any religious or philosophical belief and includes a lack of belief. A belief which is not a religious belief may be a philosophical belief, such as humanism or atheism. To be protected, a belief must satisfy various criteria, including that it is a weighty and substantial aspect of human life and behaviour.
Quiet Rooms available for individual faith observance:
- Camborne – Room bookable on request on 01209 617505 or 01209 616205
- St Austell - Room J448/487 is available every day from 12pm - 1pm as a quiet room. The key can be collected from reception and bookings can be made via Julie Hewitt on 01726 226761 ext. 2761
- Duchy College Stoke Climsland – Rooms bookable through Student Services on 01579 372227
- Duchy College Rosewarne – Room bookable through Danielle O’Brien on 01209 722129
- Saltash – Room bookable through Student Services 01752 850203
- Falmouth - Room bookable through the main office on 01326 310310
- Newquay – No specific room designated but a room can be booked through the main office on 01637 857957
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* ONS Census 2011