As a large public service provider DARD has statutory equality duties to meet under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Our Equality Scheme sets out the actions we are taking to meet our equality duties and to ensure that equality is central to our policy and decision-making processes.

By screening our new and revised policies at an early stage, we can identify those policies that are most likely to impact significantly on different groups of people, and to carry out Equality Impact Assessments (EQIAs).
You can view our Equality Scheme here and also find out more about the various aspects of the equality, good relations and human rights work we are taking forward.

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