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Equality and human rights guidance for our inspectors

10 October 2011

We have produced guidance on the equality and human rights aspects of the essential standards of quality and safety.

The guidance, produced jointly with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, will help inspectors to:

  • check how best to include the equality and human rights aspects of the regulations and essential standards in compliance monitoring work.
  • know the steps to take if they are concerned that a provider may be in breach of equality or human rights laws.

The guidance will also state how equality and human rights applies to us and health and social care providers.