Public sector equality duty (PSED)

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Public sector equality duty (PSED)

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This session led by the Consultation Institute, will help you to understand the Equality Act 2010, public sector equality duty, equality impact assessments and how Healthwatch can fit into the process.

Please note that the timings of this event are in two-parts delivered on one day, with the following timings for the sessions:

The course is delivered on the same day, split into 2 x 2.5-hour sessions and delegates will need to attend both modules.

Module 1: 10.00 to 12.30

Module 2: 14.00 to 16.30

Who is this event for?

Healthwatch staff and board members who represent their Healthwatch at statutory meetings and who could be involved in holding to account. It would be helpful to have had some prior awareness of equality impact assessments.

What will you learn?

The course will cover:

  • The Equality Act 2010 and the prote4cted characteristics
  • What an equality impact assessment (EIA) is
  • How public authorities should conduct EIAs
  • What other ways a public authority can demonstrate compliance with the PSED
  • Documentary evidence of compliance (with PSED) if an EIA is not conducted
  • What information local Healthwatch can ask for to assess the strengths and weakness of an EIA
  • How to hold commissioners and providers to account and challenge the quality of EIA or other methods used

Who is running this webinar?

Steve Inett, The Consultation Institute

Contact details

Judge.msimbe@healthwatch.co.uk

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Organiser Healthwatch England

Organiser of Public sector equality duty (PSED)

We are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services.

We’re here to ensure that those running services, and the government, put people at the heart of care. We support local Healthwatch to find out what people want and to advocate for services that meet local communities’ needs. Healthwatch around the country act as our eyes and ears on the ground, letting us know how people’s care could be improved.

Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people. We have the power to make sure their voices are heard.

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