Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
The following downloads provide information to tackle discrimination in career choices, training, apprenticeships, Further and Higher Education, getting a job, and in employment:
A leaflet containing the stories of some young people who have asked the Commission questions that we've answered online.
Download: Young people: know your rights leaflet (PDF)
A brochure aimed at anyone who advises young people. It describes the types of discrimination often experienced by young people, what action can be taken, and where to get more help and information.
Download: Young people need advice too brochure (PDF)
Poster for display in schools, colleges, youth clubs and advice centers.
Download: Young people know your rights A3 poster (PDF)
We are committed to working with, and for, young people and as part of our three-year strategic plan we have devised a programme of activities with schools, education regulators, the youth sector and young people. Our current projects are:
Our Space is our annual summer camp for 14 and 15 year-olds. 100 young people from different backgrounds come together each year for a week of outdoor activities and training to help build their leadership skills and confidence. Our Space's main objective is to give young people the skills, confidence and ideas to create a fairer society for all.
Our Staying On initiative is in response to the Education and Skills Act 2008. This new new legislation will mean that, from 2013, teenagers in England will remain in education or training until at least their 17th birthday, rising to 18 by 2016. Staying On provides innovative ways for engaging young people in education and training through until 18.
Young Brits at Art 2009 is a competition in which 11-19-year-olds are invited to create pictures that express their thoughts and feelings about living in Britain today.