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Equality & Human Rights

Equality & Human Rights

The Education Authority is required to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in carrying out their functions, under Section 75 and Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. EA is also obliged to ensure that all decisions comply with the Human Rights Act 1998.

The Equality and Human Rights Unit is responsible for facilitating equality, good relations and human rights within the EA. The Unit provides high quality bespoke Equality and Human Rights advice and training to support EA in delivering better educational outcomes for Northern Ireland’s children and young people. The Unit also develop and lead on best practice diversity initiatives across EA. 


NameJob TitleContact NumberEmail
Janelle RussellBusiness Support Officer028 9056


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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