Gateways guidance: 4. The legal background

The relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010 came into force in October 2010. 

The Equality Act does not apply to Northern Ireland and therefore the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 will remain in force until further notice, as will the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Order.

           4.1 Disability discrimination

           4.2 Who is a 'disabled person'?

           4.3 Mental illness and fluctuating conditions