Diversity, equality and language
During the development of this quality standard, equality issues have been considered and equality assessments are available.
Good communication between healthcare professionals, public health and local authority staff, trading standards officers, the police, licensing authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, head teachers, teachers, school governors and others who work in (or with) schools and people in the community is essential. Information and support should be culturally appropriate. It should also be accessible to people with additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities, and to people who do not speak or read English. People in the community should have access to an interpreter or advocate if needed.
Commissioners and providers should aim to achieve the quality standard in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. Nothing in this quality standard should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.