The SSSC has published our 2015 equality reports today, 30 April 2015.Â These describe the progress we’ve made over the past two years to put equality at the heart of our work.
The Equality Mainstreaming Report details what we’ve been doing to ‘mainstream’ the equality duty into everything we do.Â This means eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations.
Our Outcomes Report describes the progress we’ve made on our 2013-17 Equality Outcomes, published in April 2013.
We’ve been working towards mainstreaming the equality duty and achieving our Equality Outcomes across our functions, for example:
- developing an updated Learning Support for Disabled Social Work and Teaching Students Guide, which provides teaching and social work students and professionals with information on their rights and responsibilities under disability legislation
- offering further support to callers to our Registration Department who have a disability
- holding hearings in other parts of the country where this would be a reasonable adjustment.
We’re confident that we’ve made progress towards achieving our aims under the equality duty. All staff must complete equality and diversity training, and we complete Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs), where appropriate, for all projects and policies. We’ll continue to build on what we’ve already done to make sure that our services are accessible and meet the needs of anyone who shares a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
Read the Equality Mainstreaming Report 2015
Read the Equality Outcomes Report 2015