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Standard 6.2 Peoples Rights

Standard 6.2 Peoples Rights

Health services embed equality and human rights across the functions and delivery of health services in line with statutory requirement recognising the diversity of the population and rights of individuals under equality, diversity and human rights legislation.


The health service will need to consider the following criteria for meeting the standard:


  • Needs of individuals are recognised and addressed whatever their identity and background, and their human rights are upheld.
  • Discrimination is challenged, equality and human rights are promoted and efforts are made to reduce health inequities through strategies, equality impact assessment, policies, practices, procurement and engagement.
  • Strategic equality plans are published setting out equality priorities in accordance with legislation.
  • Care is consistent whatever the age of the person being cared for, so that for example for younger people with serious illnesses should expect an efficient transition from child services to adult services with good communication between those agencies.
  • The rights of children are recognised in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  • The rights for older people in Wales are recognised in accordance with the Declaration of Rights for Older People in Wales and the UN principles for Older Persons.
  • The spiritual and pastoral care needs of people and their carers are recognised and addressed.
  • People are encouraged to maintain their involvement with their family and friends and develop relationships with others, according to their wishes.


Standard 6.2 Peoples Rights Supporting Guidance