The Private Security Authority has a responsibility under the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty (Public Sector Duty), to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of our employees, customers, service users, and everyone affected by our policies and plans. This is a legal obligation and is contained in Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Act 2014 which states:

A public body shall, in the performance of its functions, have regard to the need to:

  • 1. Eliminate discrimination,

  • 2. Promote equality of opportunity and treatment of its staff and the persons to whom it provides services, and

  • 3. Protect the human rights of its members, staff and the persons to whom it provides services.

Section 42 of the Act also sets out three core steps to be taken by public bodies. These are:

  • 1. In preparing strategic plans, public sector bodies must assess and identify the human rights and equality issues that are relevant to their functions. These issues must relate to all of its functions as policy maker, employer and service provider.

  • 2. Public bodies must then identify the policies and practices that they have in place or that they plan to put in place to address these issues.

  • 3. In their annual reports, or equivalent documents, public bodies must report in a manner accessible to the public on their developments and achievement in that regard.

As the Authority commences work on its next strategic plan we are asking you to complete a short survey (2 minutes) to help us to assess and identify any human rights and equality issues that occur in the security industry.

The Survey will close on Thursday 19th May at 5pm.

If you have any questions on this survey please email [email protected] and include the word “Survey” in the subject bar.