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Great Britain

The Equality Act 2010 replaced the previous equality strands with a number of protected characteristics. These characteristics are fundamental aspects of a persons life or background, and the Equality Act makes it unlawful for someone to be discriminated against because of one of these characteristics.

Main legislative points of the Equality Act and Human Rights Act – This paper highlights the obligations The Sports Councils are committed to

The Sport and Recreation Alliance created an ‘Equality Act Toolkit’ to assist members in dealing with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The toolkit provides useful advice on what you need to do and where you should look for further help with equality issues in your sport.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland continues to operate separate pieces of legislation for each protected characteristic. Click on the relevant links to view the legislation and alternative resources.