Home care inquiry

Link to home care inquiry; image © ODI

Our inquiry into the home care system in England reveals disturbing evidence that the poor treatment of many older people is breaching their human rights and that hundreds of thousands of older people lack protection under the Human Rights Act. > Read more

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Human trafficking in Scotland

The Commission has published the findings and recommendations of its Inquiry into human trafficking in Scotland. We investigated human trafficking, predominantly for commercial sexual exploitation, but also found forced labour, domestic servitude and victims being forced to commit crime. > Find out more

Website accessibility e-learning

We have teamed up with AbilityNet and BCS to develop a Web Accessibility Essentials e-learning course that will equip individuals and businesses with a qualification and skills to create accessible websites. > Read more

Bill of Rights response

Our response to the government's examination into the creation of a new Bill of Rights argues that individuals gain essential protection from human rights violations through the Human Rights Act, and that it must be protected and preserved. > Read the response.

Disability Harassment Inquiry

Our final report uncovers the extent of harassment, provides case studies and makes recommendations to public authorities to help them deal with the problems uncovered.

Inquiry sector briefings

Specific sectors have a key role to play in responding to harassment. This series of briefings set out the key areas for improvement and our specific recommendations for each sector. > View the briefings

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Business Plan

Our Business Plan 2011/12 is now available.

Scotland news

Annual Review

Read the Scotland Directorate Review of the Year 2010/11

Wales news

Hidden in plain sight - Wales summary

Our formal inquiry findings reveal that harassment is a common experience for disabled people living in Britain. This summary puts the GB report into a Wales perspective.

Strategic plan consultation

Help us develop our next strategic plan for 2012-15 by taking part  in our new consultation. The deadline for responses is 12 December 2011. > View the consultation

Equality Act event - the story so far

We are hosting an event for small to medium sized business to share their experience and views of working with the Equality Act. > Read more about the event.

Equal Rights, Equal Respect

Our online teacher training and education resources to help teach Key Stage 3 students in England about equality and human rights in a way that is relevant to their lives. > View more