The equality duty is supported by specific duties. The specific duties are designed to help improve the performance of public bodies and encourage them to be transparent in their approach to meeting the equality duty.
There are three specific duties;
- To publish information to demonstrate compliance with the equality duty, at least annually (31 January 2015).
- To set and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objective, at least every four years (first release - April 2012).
- To publish equality information and equality objectives in a manner that is accessible to the public.