Roles and ResponsibilitiesUnder Section 75 of the Northern Ireland 1998, DCAL, like all designated public authorities has two duties. The primary duty is to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:
The other duty is to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.
Sets out how we intend to comply with the equality duties, including the screening of our policies for equality implications and conducting equality impact assessments.
DCAL is committed under the above Equality Scheme to develop a summary of the Scheme, this can be accessed here
DCAL has also produced an Easy Read version of the Equality Scheme which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Upcoming Consultations and Screenings
Every six months we report on the outcome of any policies screened and give notice of any upcoming consultations for the next six months. We also maintain a consultation register of organisations and individuals with whom we consult in respect of equality of opportunity. To see any of this information please click on the link below.
Equality Scheme Five Year Review
Annual Progress Reports to the Equality Commission