The Wallace Collection

Disability Equality Scheme

The Disability Equality Duty (DED) came into force on 4 December 2006.

This new legal duty requires all public bodies to actively look at ways of ensuring that disabled people are treated equally in terms of Employment, Access and Services. The DED, also referred to as the general duty, sets out that when carrying out their functions public bodies must have due regard to the need to

  • Promote positive attitudes towards Disabled Persons
  • Encourage participation by Disabled Persons in public life
  • Promote equal opportunities
  • Eliminate disability related harassment
  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination

Most public bodies, including the Wallace Collection, are also covered by the specific duties and must therefore produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES), which sets out a framework to assist in meeting the general duty. This Scheme can be viewed at the link below.

For further information please download a copy of The Wallace Collections Disability Equality Scheme in either PDF or Word format.

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