Public Sector Equality Duty

Halton Equality & Diversity

The Public Sector Equality Duty or “general duty” created under the Equality Act 2010, requires us to have a due regard to:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advancing equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Fostering good relations between different groups.

The general duty is supported by two “specific duties” which requires us to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the equality duty every year
  • Publish specific and measurable‚Äč‚Äč equality objectives at least every 4 years.

The general duty protects people from discrimination on the basis of certain categories which are known as 'protected characteristics'. These include:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage / civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation.

We are committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality throughout our services.

The Council's vision embodied in the Corporate Plan ensures that Halton is a place where people are supported to live healthy, fulfilling lives in thriving communities, particularly those most dependent on public services.  Please note that the Council is currently developing a new Corporate Plan.

How we achieve this is routinely monitored with equality and diversity targets forming an integral part of the Council’s core priorities and as part of this process publishes completed Equality Impact Assessments.


Halebank C E Primary School follows all policies and procedures adopted by Halton Borough Council. Additionally we are guided in our public duty by The Church of England and are supported by the Liverpool Diocese.

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