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The Equality Act in Health and Social Care

The Equality Act in Health and Social Care
The Equality Act in Health and Social Care

Date, Time & Location

Nov 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event


This full day course aims to familiarise adult health and social care professionals with the Equality Act 2010 and its 9 protected characteristics.

Learning outcomes

  • Improved awareness of the Equality Act 2010 and how it applies to social care.
  • Greater familiarity with the 9 protected characteristics and how this translates into real life and practical examples.
  • To feel confident about how to deal with situations or sensitive topics where differing views may arise in the workplace or with clients.


The day will be split into 9 different sessions covering each of the 9 protected characteristics, incorporating case studies and Q&A sessions:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

The course will be delivered by Oscar Davies

Oscar Davies (they/them) is a barrister specialising in discrimination law at Garden Court Chambers. They are frequently in tribunal/court litigating matters pertaining to all protected characteristics. They are recognised as a Tier 1 ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500. They have a broad civil practice, in court or tribunal most days, encompassing employment, education, human rights and property. 

Oscar was the first barrister in the UK to be publicly recognised as non-binary and to use the title ‘Mx’ in court, which was championed by the press as a ‘legal first’. In 2024 Oscar was nominated as Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year (Advocate), LGBTQ+ Champion of the Year (Individual) and DE&I Rising Star of the Year (Legal 500 ESG Awards). They were voted as one of the ‘Top 10 Outstanding Contributors to LGBT+ Life’ by the British LGBT Awards 2022 for their work as an advocate and activist for non-binary rights.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.


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