Creating a fairer Britain
29 June 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has partnered with AbilityNet and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, to develop the first ever digital accessibility training course. “Digital Accessibility: Web Essentials” will help make sure that businesses are open to disabled people. It covers topics ranging from what web accessibility means to practical examples of how to make websites inclusive.
22 June 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission intervened in a test case in which the High Court has ruled that the police cannot keep photographs of people without criminal records or those not found guilty. The judges agreed with the Commission’s submission that unless someone has been charged with, or convicted of, a crime it is an unjustifiable breach of their right to a private life for the police to hold on to a photograph of them.
21 June 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has outlined plans for its future operating model and structure. It has launched a consultation on proposals to reduce its workforce to 150 posts. The proposals aim to meet the challenges posed by reduced resources, including the Government’s decision that the Commission will no longer provide a helpline function and the need to deliver the Commission’s three year strategic plan which was laid before parliament in April this year. They also reflect the changing economic, financial and social context in which the Commission works.
12 June 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has joined with the Association of Chief Police Officers to call for faster improvements in the police’s use of stop and search. It has published new research which builds on the Commission’s ongoing work on stop and search showing the extent of the progress which some forces need to make.