Religion or belief

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On this page you will find resources relating to religion or belief, one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010


The Equality Act protects people from unfair treatment based on their religious beliefs; it also protects people who do not have any religious beliefs. 

This video (right), from the Equality and Human Rights Comission (EHRC), explains more about discrimination against people based on religion or belief.

  • This NHS Education for Scotland website aims to support healthcare staff who are working with patients, carers and families before, at, and after death. It provides key information on the clinical, legislative, and practical issues involved.

  • This resource is designed to assist NHS staff and volunteers to address some of the spiritual and religious needs of people in their care.