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Renfrewshire Council values the variety of individuals and communities, living and working within Renfrewshire and their contribution to the political, economic, cultural and social life of the area. This is reflected in our equalities policies including Promoting Race Equality in Education and our schemes for disability and gender equality.

Recent equalities law concerns six equalities themes:

  • race
  • disability
  • gender
  • religion and belief
  • sexual orientation and
  • age.

School education is open to all pupils and all reasonable measures will be taken to make sure that the curriculum is available to every child. Equalities law places duties on public organisations, including education authorities and schools to:

  • promote equality of opportunity between people of different races, between disabled and other people, and between men and women
  • eliminate unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, disability or gender
  • eliminate harassment on grounds of race, disability or gender
  • promote good race relations among different racial groups
  • promote positive attitudes towards disabled people
  • encourage participation of disabled people in public life and
  • take account of disabled people’s disabilities, even where that involves treating disabled people more favourably than others.

The council supports the right of each citizen to a quality of life which is free from violence, discrimination and harassment and will take steps to ensure that all citizens, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, religion, social background, marital status, gender, disability, age or sexuality will have full access to its services, taking all possible measures to prevent discrimination in the way its services are delivered.

Parents can help to monitor our success in promoting equality of opportunity for all by providing equalities related information when asked.

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