Quality and Equality Report
In November 2007, we published our report on the contracting out of public services to religious organisations, Quality and Equality: Human Rights, Public Services and Religious Organisations, which discusses and sets out in detail our position and our recommendations aimed to mitigate the problems we have identified with that Government policy. Our proposals aim to ensure that, if religious organisations are to be included in the supply and delivery of public services, they:
- could not discriminate between service users on grounds of ‘religion or belief’, or on any other grounds;
- must respect the human rights of service users;
- have equality-based employment policies, so that no one is privileged for a position because of her/his religion or belief, her/his sexual orientation, or on any other irrelevant ground.