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Mental Health Bill [Lords]

Race equality duty

Mr Tim Boswell
Tim Loughton
Angela Browning
Mr Charles Walker
James Duddridge
Andrew Rosindell


    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘After section 114 of the 1983 Act insert—

    114B Duty to implement the Race Equality Duty

        (1) (a) The local social services authority; and

        (b) the relevant body responsible for registered medical practitioners and approved clinicians

      shall implement the general race equality duty under section 71(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976, through actions which shall include—

          (i) the collecting and analysing of relevant data;

          (ii) involving affected persons and organisations in matters concerning service delivery;

          (iii) preparing and implementing an equality action plan; and

          (iv) publicly reporting each year on their performance on race equality.

      (2) Approved mental health practitioners and approved clinicians and registered medical practitioners in assisting their regulatory bodies with the performance of their duty under section 1 shall—

        (a) monitor and evaluate their decisions and practices in the exercise of their functions under the Act;

        (b) take action to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination arising from the exercise of their function; and

        (c) report on such action to their regulatory body.

      (3) The appropriate national authority may by regulations make provision for training for approved mental health professionals, approved clinicians and registered medical practitioners to include training in cultural awareness.”.’.

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