Trust Position Statement
The Equality Act 2010 was the most fundamental overhaul of UK anti-discrimination and equality legislation ever. The two main purposes were:
- To strengthen and harmonise discrimination law
- Strengthen the law to support progress on Equality
The Act goes a long way towards harmonisation but differences remain in how different Protected Characteristics are addressed. The Act provides the same levels of protection from discrimination across all the Protected Characteristics and all sectors. The Act streamlined, simplified and consolidated approximately 116 pieces of separate equality legislation
The Act places a duty on public sector organisations.
It outlaws direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation of people with a number of protected characteristics:
Religion and belief
Race and ethnicity
Pregnancy and maternity
Marriage and civil partnership
To read the latest WMAS Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report, please click Annual Report version 2020
Modern Slavery Statement
The Trust recognises the importance of its role in executing the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We are committed to ensuring a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business activity.