About Us

On 1st October 2010, a new Equality Act emerged and replaced the Disability Discrimination Act of 1996. This combines separate pieces of legislation which provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.

The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. The Equality Act supersedes the DDA but the requirements remain much the same.


The Equality Act 2010

The nine main pieces of legislation that have merged are:

  • The Equal Pay Act 1970
  • The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • The Race Relations Act 1976
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
  • The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
  • The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
  • The Equality Act 2006, Part 2
  • Tshe Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007

Is the Equality Act Enforced?

As the school accessibility plan is now a statutory document required by the Department of Education, Ofsted inspectors will ask for a copy and will assess the extent to which the school or provider complies with relevant legal duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, promotes equality of opportunity and takes positive steps to prevent any form of discrimination, either direct or indirect, against those with protected characteristics in all aspects of their work.


Let us help

We excel at assessing obstacles to people and pupils with physical disabilities and sensory impairment, and we advise on solution and recommended work. We are very aware that a balance has to be considered between the needs of disabled people and the reasonableness of adjustment to be made by our clients.

Our easy-to-follow reports will enable you to consider legal obligations, under the Equality Act 2010, and how to approach reasonable physical adjustment to achieve disabled access and comply with the law.