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.
Read the MIJB’s first set of Equality Outcomes and the Mainstreaming Report, published in April 2016.
At the meeting of the MIJB held on 28.06.18, the Equality Mainstreaming Progress Report 2016-2018 was approved.
At a meeting of the MIJB held on 29.04.21, the revised Equality Mainstreaming Progress Report 2019-21 was approved.