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WYCA is committed to ensuring that its customers and employees are treated equally and fairly, through pursuing two aims:
The Equality Act 2010 replaced and harmonised all previous equality
law contained in the Race Relations Act, the Sex Discrimination Act and
the Disability Discrimination Act.Equality and Human Rights Commission website (opens in new window)
The Equality Act places a 'Public Sector Equality Duty' on public
authorities like WYCA to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of
opportunities and foster good relations between people.
WYCA achieves its equality aims and objectives through promoting
equality internally, through its Equality and Diversity Policy. Equality and Diversity policy (pdf, 72k - opens in new window)
WYCA also sets objectives to achieve specific equality outcomes. Our equality objectives for 2016 -2020 are:
We consider the equality impact of any new project or service
that we're planning to introduce, and any significant change in existing
projects and services. We assess impacts early in the process of change
in order to build equality from the start, using a consistent
analytical approach that incorporates best practice.
Examples of our equality impact assessments include:
In setting equality objectives and considering equality impacts WYCA analyses a wide range of information relating to its customers and its
employees. However, we are unable to collect or publish some
information relating to one or both of these groups. This is often
because there is insufficient justification, under the provisions of the
Data Protection Act, for requesting and holding the data (for example,
collecting data on bus passengers' religious beliefs or sexuality).
In other instances the numbers of staff sharing a protected
characteristic are so low, because we have a relatively small workforce
of only 400, that there is a serious risk that publication could lead to
identification of individuals.
For these reasons the list of information relating to equality and
diversity that WYCA publishes is necessarily limited. The information
that we can publish is: