Meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Bertille Calinaud, Senior Inclusion and Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
  • Kiran Johnson, Director, DKJ Support Services, Lead Consultant BME Research and Engagement Project 
  • Sharon Pegg, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant 
  • Paul Deemer, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, NHS Employers
  • Valerie Richards, Senior Associate, Equality & Diversity, South East Commissioning Support Unit
  • Dr Sylvanus Bisong Effiom, Legal services/equality officer, Moorfields Eye Hospital 
  • Jagtar Singh OBE, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant (event chair)


The PSED’s general duty does not set out a specific process for assessing impacts on equality that public bodies are expected to follow. Consequently, six years on from its introduction, there is a divergence of methods in ways organisations approach being able to demonstrate ‘due regard’. Proper equality analysis and embedding equality in decision making processes is key to compliance.

Join Westminster Briefing in November for an up to date brief on the latest developments in the PSED, to learn from peer organisations’ good practice and to examine how your public body can use the duty to bring about positive change. 

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Barriers and challenges to delivering an effective analysis
  • Structuring an analysis to match the makeup of your workforce/community
  • Collecting hard to gather demographic information 
  • The role of equality impact assessments in demonstrating due regard
  • Publishing evidence of analysis
  • Incorporating diversity and inclusion in the decision making process
  • Achieving leadership buy-in
  • Changing decision making cultures
  • Gathering data and publishing to meet the specific duty
  • Improving disclosure to ensure all protected characteristics are reported on
  • Meeting the duty in procurement
  • Raising awareness of the duty with staff

The issues will be divided into sessions entitled:

  • Understanding and Implementing the Duty
  • Equality Analysis and Equality Impact Assessments
  • Implementing the Duty: Best Practice

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in the public sector equality duty including: decision makers in public bodies; diversity & inclusion/equality officers; legal officers & elected members.
For registration enquiries please contact: or Tel: 0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: 

Wednesday 18th October 2017

11.00am - 15.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector and Non-for Profit
 | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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