ARCHIVE: Disability equality scheme and reports
The Disability Equality Scheme is a three-year plan running 2007-10, summarising what Defra will do over the medium term to promote greater equality for disabled people.
The Disability Equality Duty came into force on 4 December 2006 requiring all public authorities to publish a Disability Equality Scheme.
The scheme sets out to:
- Eliminate unlawful disability discrimination and disability-related harassment
- Promote equality of opportunity for disabled people,
- Taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities, even where that involves treating disabled people more favourably
- Promote positive attitudes towards disabled people
- Encourage the participation of disabled people in public life
Secretary of State Report on disability equality
This report is the first of its kind. It identifies progress made by Defra, and the public bodies that deliver its policies, towards disability equality. It also reveals where improvements can still be made and how Defra will work together with the relevant bodies to bring about further improvements.
- Secretary of State Report on Disability Equality (1 December 2008)
- Equality Schemes Progress Report (31 December 2009) (PDF, 700KB) - 6 April 2010
Page last modified: 22 May 2010
Page published: 31 December 2008