equality, in parliament
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Young equals equality bill briefing
Young Equals is a group of charities including YWCA who are campaigning with children to stop age discrimination.
Young Equals welcomes the Equality Bill as an opportunity to tackle unfair treatment based on age and calls on the Government to:
- Remove the exclusion of under-18s from protection from unlawful age discrimination by people who supply services (including goods and facilities) or perform public functions
- Remove the exclusion of schools and children's homes from the age element of the public sector equality duty
- Introduce a positive duty on public service providers to make reasonable adjustments for babies and young children travelling with parents and carers