• Public Sector Equality Duty

    The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), enacted under the Equality Act 2010 requires public authorities to pay ‘due regard’ to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people across nine ‘protected’ characteristics. These include age, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, religion and belief and gender. In 2013 the Centre published a meta-study and analysis identifying convincing evidence to support the Duty. A follow-up practitioner round-table explored how the Duty is met on a day-to-day basis. Further research continues to investigate the effects of the PSED ‘on the ground’ and its impact on the lives of service users.

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    Would you like to become a friend of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice? We are grateful to our Centre friends for their support, which covers a vast range of activities.

    How you can help

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    Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice
    Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
    OX3 0BP
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 488108

    Research Fellow 

    Dr Kate Clayton-Hathway
    Email: kclayton-hathway@brookes.ac.uk 


    Dr Anne Laure Humbert 
    Email: a.humbert@brookes.ac.uk

    Founding Director

    Professor Simonetta Manfredi
    Email: smanfredi@brookes.ac.uk

    Research Administrator 

    Mieke Tyrrell
    Email: mtyrrell@brookes.ac.uk