Equality

Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

We are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 75 requires us, in carry out our functions, powers and duties to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:

  • persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  • men and women generally;
  • persons with a disability and persons without;
  • persons with dependants and persons without.

In addition, without prejudice to the obligations above, in carrying out our functions in relation to Northern Ireland we are required to have regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.

Equality considerations are central to our policy processes.  The main aim of Section 75 is to make sure that Equality is at the core of everything we do.

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For more information on equality in Northern Ireland you can visit the Equality Commission

Contact us

The main contact for equality issues, in the first instance, is the Director of HR and Learner Services who can be contacted at the details provided below.  You will be responded to as soon as possible.

Mrs Kate Duffy
Director of HR and Learner Services
North West Regional College
78 – 80 Strand Road
BT48 7AL

Tel: 028 7127 6060        
Email: kate.duffy@nwrc.ac.uk or equality@nwrc.ac.uk
Textphone:  028 7127 6167

The College will adhere to best practice and promote Equality in line with the College’s Equality Scheme which can be accessed by following the link below.

Equality Scheme – English

EqualityInformation15-16 (1) – Update 2015/16

Past Updates

2014-2015

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day each year on 10 October. This year’s theme was “Living with Schizophrenia” and staff members were encouraged to view the World Health Organisation’s website for more information.

In addition HR Services developed a Health Brochure which included information on mental health as well as other aspects of health including physical health, exercise and healthy eating.

Anti Bullying Week

To highlight Anti-Bullying Week, a short DVD which was developed by one of the College’s Media Students was placed on Plasma Screens across the College. It highlighted the need to be aware of bullying through the use of social media.

International Women’s Day

In order to raise awareness of this important date, Information was provided across the campuses via plasma screens.

2013-2014

Student Artwork

The Senior Management Team and Equality Working Group agreed to purchase artwork produced by a student following an exhibition that was held in the School of Media, Multimedia and the Arts.  The exhibition, “Equality and Diversity”, provided an opportunity to promote equality through the use of students’ work.  Tamlyn Doherty’s piece was chosen by the Equality Working Group to best represent this theme.

Movember

A number of staff members participated in Movember, a global event to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostrate and testicular cancer and mental health, and to raise valuable funding for the charities Prostate Cancer UK and The Institute of Cancer Research

PREVIOUS SCREENING FORMS/REPORTS

Screening Report

Screening Form – Social Networking Policy

Screening Form – TEL strategy

Screening Form – References Policy

Screening Form – Recruitment and Selection Policy

Screening Form – Good Relations Policy

Screening Form – Learning Support Policy

Screening Form – Mental Health Policy

Screening Form – Mobile Phone Policy

Screening Form – Race Equality Policy

Screening Form – Flexitime Scheme – Non Teaching Staff – May 13

Screening Form – Flexible Working Policy

Screening Form – Equal Opportunities Policy – March 2013

Screening Form – Complaints Policy – March 2013

Screening Form – Carer’s Leave for Support Staff – May 13

Screening Form – Audio and Voice Recording Policy

Screening Form – Accessible Information Policy

SECTORAL SCREENING FORMS AND REPORTS

Sectoral Screening Report April 14

Sectoral Screening Report Dec June 2013

Sectoral Screening Report Dec 2012

QUARTERLY SCREENING REPORTS

QR – April 2017 to June 2017

QR – January 2017 to March 2017

Q2 – July 2016 to September 2016

Q1-2014-2015 April2014 to June2014

QR-July2015 to September2015

QR-Apr2016toJun2016

Q4-2013-2014 January 2014 to March 2014

Q3-2013-2014 October 2013 to December 2013

Q2-July 2014 to September 2014

QR-Oct 2015 to Dec 2015

QRApr15 to Jun 15

QROct14-Mar15

QUARTERLY REPORT 2012 – Q1 and Q2

QUARTERLY REPORT 2012 – Q3

Quarterly Report Jan 2016 – Mar 2016

QUARTERLY REPORT 2012-13 – Q4

QUARTERLY REPORT 2012-13 – Q2

QUARTERLY REPORT 2012-13 – Q1

DISABILITY ACTION PLAN

Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College as a public authority will, when carrying out its functions, have due regard to the need to:

• promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and will
• encourage participation by disabled people in public life (‘the disability duties’).

Under Section 49B of the DDA 1995 (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College is also required to submit to the Equality Commission a Disability Action Plan showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions. This action plan will also encompass College efforts in relation to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (NI) Order 2005 (SENDO).

DISABILITY – OUR APPROACH

Disability Action Plan 2013-2018

Disability Action Plan – August 2010

Disability Action Plan Jan 08

Disability discrimination – browse more information at the Equality Commission NI

DISABILITY – INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

Miscommunication – Tips if you have a hearing loss and Miscommunication – Tips when speaking to someone with a hearing loss

Deaf Teens Hearing World

Information on Text Relay

Access to Work for website

Deaf Awareness Resource Pack

Did you know

BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet right handed and left handed

EQUALITY POLICIES AND GUIDANCES

Good Relations Policy Review

A Guide to Equality

Equality Scheme – A guide to staff

Breastfeeding Policy

AdoptionLeave – Teaching

Cultural diversity code of practice –  English Chinese and Polish

Equal Opportunities Policy

Adoption Leave – Non Teaching

Flexible Working Policy

Sportswear Policy

Maternity Leave – Teaching

Equality Scheme – Complaints Brochure

Equality Scheme – Complaints Procedure

Harassment Policy

Stress Policy

Race Equality Policy

Mental Health Policy

Maternity Leave – non teaching

Paternity Leave – Teaching

Paternity Leave – Non-Teaching

Equality Scheme – A Guide for Managers

Employee Domestic Violence Policy

EQUALITY UPDATE NEWSLETTERS

Equality Update – Issue 1

Equality Update – Issue 2

Equality Update – Issue 3

Equality Update – Issue 4

Equality Update – Issue 5

ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT

Progress Report 2015:2016

Progress Report 2014:2015

Progress Report 2013:2014

Progress Report 2012:2013

Progress Report 2011:2012

Progress Report 2010:2011

Progress Report – 2009:2010

STUDENT EQUALITY DATA

Student Data – Website – August 2015

Louise Nash, from the College’s Administration Department, is the RNIB College contact person for students with a disability, or organisations dealing with people with disabilities in relation to administration / admission queries.

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She can be contacted by telephone on 02871 276087 or by email