Equality and diversity
To meet the obligations placed on public bodies by the Equality Act 2010 and associated regulations, the Moray Integration Joint Board (MIJB) must publish a set of Equality Outcomes at least every four years.
In the exercise of their functions, the Board must have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
In April 2018, the Fairer Scotland Duty, under Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, came into force across Scotland. The new duty places a legal responsibility on public bodies to pay due regard to how they can reduce inequalities of outcomes caused by socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions. Public bodies are required to publish a written assessment showing how they have fulfilled this duty.
The revised Equality Mainstreaming Progress Report 2019-21 and Appendix was approved by the Board on 29.04.21.