The Equality Act 2010 establishes a general duty for all public bodies in the exercise of their functions to have due regard to the need to;
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
For further information on these duties, please visit the EHRC website.
The same Act also establishes specific duties for the public bodies listed in schedule 1 to the Equality Act regulations to publish equality information that demonstrates compliance with the general duty.
The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) was established by the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 and though we are currently not specifically mentioned in the schedule we understand how important it is for our service users and our employees to understand how BTPA makes business decisions and carries out its other functions.
Should have any queries please contact the BTPA Executive.