“Advocates should value and respect children and young people as individuals
and challenge all types of unlawful discrimination.”
National Standards for the Provision of Children’s Advocacy Services (2002)
This guide, developed specifically with independent children and young people’s advocates in mind, contains an accessible summary of the key sections of the Equality Act 2010. It will help you understand the nine protected characteristics, different types of unlawful discrimination, and equality duties that apply to local authorities and other public bodies. The guide offers tips on how advocates can use the Equality Act 2010 to identify and challenge discrimination experienced by children and young people. It also explains how the Human Rights Act 1998 can help advocates challenge injustice.