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Technical guidance for schools in Scotland for the Equality Act (2010) regarding discrimination

What is this?

​This technical guidance outlines the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) for schools in relation to the provision of education and access to benefits, facilities or services.

Who is this for?

​Local authorities, school managers and all practitioners.

​This technical guidance written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission outlines the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) for schools in relation to the provision of education and access to benefits, facilities or services, both educational and non-educational. It provides an authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of the law.

How to use this approach

This guidance gives an overview of the obligations that the Equality Act (2010) places on schools in relation to pupils and the provision of education.

It will help school leaders to understand and comply with the Act, and it suggests steps that schools may wish to take to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Act.

This guidance is an essential reference which should be used both to develop and review policy.

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Technical guidance for schools in Scotland for the Equality Act (2010) regarding discrimination