SINGLE EQUALITY SCHEME
Single Equality Schemes (SES) provide the opportunity for organisations to address their obligations and duties relating to race, disability and gender diversity.
The College's existing Disability and Gender Equality Schemes have already begun to address its statutory, public and moral responsibilities to progress and develop service provision and employment practices; through the development of a Single Equality Scheme this will further develop these areas and include the other key strands of diversity, which include religion and belief, age and sexual orientation. This approach is also effective for identifying and responding to issues of multiple discrimination.
The College's SES sets out the actions that the College is taking to develop and progress equality and diversity in service delivery and employment practice. The Equality Scheme demonstrates the way in which the College will:
- Meet the implications of the general and specific duties
- Involve and consult with appropriate stakeholders
- Gather information which is relevant and use it to review the implementation of the schemes objectives
- Assess the impact of current and future service functions and policies on equality and diversity
- Implement the actions as stated in the scheme