The Ministry of Justice is working towards building and maintaining a safe, just and democratic society. We are committed to ensuring that equality remains at the heart of our business.
Actively considering equality across all our work areas, including:
- designing and delivering policy and services
- procuring and commissioning from others
- governance of our arms length bodies
- and how we act as a public sector employer,
is an essential element in complying with equality law and in particular, with the public sector equality duty.
It also enables us to achieve effective delivery of the programme of radical reform set out in the .
Public sector equality duty
Following the coming into force of the public sector equality duty in April 2011 (s.149 of the Equality Act 2010), public authorities like the Ministry of Justice are obliged, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to achieve the three aims of the public sector equality duty.
The Ministry of Justice equality objectives set out how we intend to demonstrate compliance with the aims of the public sector equality duty between 2012-2016.
The corporate equality information page contains information to help you understand what we are doing and how we are working towards our objectives, including how we demonstrate compliance with the public sector equality duty.
In particular, you will be able to find equality information concerning our employees and other people affected by the work of the Ministry of Justice.