Guidance on reviewing Disability Equality Schemes

October 20, 2009

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced some guidance for public authorities that advises on reviewing and republishing their Disability Equality Schemes (DES). All public authorities have a duty to prepare and publish a DES, and must review and publish a revised scheme every three years.

Revising a DES is important, as it gives public authorities an opportunity to:

set out their new disability priorities for the following three years, taking into account the information they have gathered and any relevant changes to their business

produce a new action plan to deliver these priorities

ensure that the document is up to date and relevant to their business

The information in this guidance document should be used in conjunction with the Disability Equality Duty Code of Practice.