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Equality schemes to cover the areas of age, faith and belief and sexual orientation

Government invites suggestions for race, disability and gender equality schemes schemes
Gender identity, covered under gender, to be considered in its own right

Tags: The UK Border Agency, equality scheme, equality of opportunity

26th September 2009:
The Home Office and its agencies want to have in place race, disability and gender equality schemes; and have invited suggestions from the people.
It says: Like other public bodies, the Home Office and its agencies must have in place race, disability and gender equality schemes to show how they intend to meet their duties to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.
The equality scheme is to be revised for 2010-11, and it is proposed that the main focus should be on a smaller number of strategic objectives. The format of the scheme will change so as to achieve greater coherence by publishing one scheme that covers the entire Home Office, of which the UK Border Agency is a part.
The scheme will also be extended so that, in advance of legislative requirements, it will also cover the areas of age, faith and belief and sexual orientation. Gender identity, which is now covered under gender, will be considered in its own right.
If you have an interest in the work of the UK Border Agency, you are invited to contribute and assist in identifying these new objectives and to provide comments on any current undertakings.
The questionnaire can be downloaded and completed questionnaire can be emailed to to [email protected] or posted to: Diversity Policy Team, Central Policy Unit, UK Border Agency, Green Park House, 29 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR9 2BY. All
Please provide all comments by 15 January 2010.
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