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External Resources

You may find these external sites useful:

  • Equality Challenge Unit 
    Browse by subject for pregnancy/maternity information related to sector statistical reports and guidance on inclusive practice. Browse under ‘law’ for equality law information related to pregnancy/maternity.
  • Equality and Human rights Commission 
    For information about your rights related to pregnancy/maternity, browse under 'Your Rights'.  For guidance for education providers and information about the public sector equality duty, browse 'Private and public sector guidance' and 'Publications'.
  • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland 
    Browse under ‘legislation' (scroll down to bottom of page) for information about equality law related to pregnancy/maternity.  Browse under ‘Employers & Service Providers' and select 'Public Authorities' for information about public sector duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
  • Health and Safety Executive 
    Browse for information on what to consider if you have new or expectant mothers in the workplace and for guidance on health and safety risk assessment.
  • NHS Choices 
    This pregnancy and baby guide provides information about getting pregnant, being pregnant and caring for a new baby.
  • Family and Childcare Trust 
    This is the new name for the merged Daycare Trust and the Parenting Institute, launched in April 2013 and provides information and advice to parents.
  • Which? Birth Choice 
    This is a non-profit branch of Which? and has an abundance of information around pregnancy, birth, the choices available and tools for helping to decide where to give birth.