Draft Disability Action Plan and Equality Action Plan

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Consultation opened on 01 December 2017. Closing date 28 February 2018 at 17:00.

Summary

The Department of Health is seeking views on their draft Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan. The consultation will close on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Responses received after the closing date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

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Consultation description

Equality Plan

Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires public authorities, in carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and regard to the desirability of promoting good relations across the S75 categories.

The Department’s Equality Scheme commits the Department to developing an Equality Action Plan which sets out the actions the Department proposes to take to address inequality issues identified from the Audit of Inequalities. The audit gathers and analyses information across the Section 75 categories to identify the inequalities that exist for service users and those affected by the Department’s policies.  More detail on the Audit of Inequalities is included in the consultation document.

The Department would welcome your comments on the proposed action measures in the Equality Action Plan or views on other ways in which the commitment to the Section 75 duties could be better demonstrated.  

The closing dates for responses is Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Disability Action Plan

Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended, public authorities are required, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and encourage participation by disabled people in public life. In addition, under Section 49B public authorities are required to produce a Disability Action Plan (DAP) showing how they propose to fulfil these specific duties.  

The Department is consulting on the draft Disability Action Plan and would welcome your comments on the proposed action measures or views on other ways in which the commitment to these duties could be better demonstrated.  

The closing dates for responses is Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Ways to respond

Email -
equality@health-ni.gov.uk
Write to -
Equality and Human Rights Unit
Department of Health
Room D3, Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
BELFAST BT4 3SQ

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