An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty in England: Report for the Office for Disability Issues

Ferrie, J., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C. , Stalker, K. and Watson, N. (2008) An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty in England: Report for the Office for Disability Issues. Project Report. Office for Disability Issues.

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Abstract

This seven-month study examined the implementation of the Disability Equality Duty (DED) in England. The DED, introduced through the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, applies to public authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. The DED comprises a general duty and specific duties. The general duty requires public authorities to carry out their functions with due regard to the need to promote equality between disabled and non-disabled people. The specific duties require public authorities to publish a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) setting out how they intend to fulfil their general duty and specific duties. In addition, certain Secretaries of State must publish an overarching report for their policy sectors every three years. A Code of Practice1 to assist authorities with implementing the Duty was published by the then Disability Rights Commission.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:ISBN: 9781847637222
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferrie, Dr Joanna and Paterson, Dr Kevin and Watson, Professor Nicholas and Pearson, Dr Charlotte
Authors: Ferrie, J., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C., Stalker, K., and Watson, N.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Office for Disability Issues
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.
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