Equality and diversity

Our aims and objectives

We aim to represent, serve and employ people as equals, valuing the diversity of their contributions and aspirations, no matter who they are or what their circumstances.

We will promote equal opportunity and good community relations, respecting and valuing the diversity of people in the borough. Our public statements, services and employment practices will reflect this commitment.

Our agreed equality objective covers workforce data, realignment of corporate service plans, our plans for community engagement and importantly it assists in informing Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Our agreed equality objective

Our objective is: “Promoting equality by knowing our diverse community and understanding its changing needs.”

This objective enables us to be aware of new communities and changes in, for example, the age structure of our communities.  We can then plan services and prioritise our efforts around the gaps in our intelligence especially relating to the protected equality groups to ensure that we understand their needs. This approach delivers compliance with the act and duty.  

Equality and diversity policy

Our equality and diversity policy - No Matter Who - sets out our organisation’s commitment to observing and implementing the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Our public statements, services and employment practices will reflect this commitment. We'll promote this policy and expect respect for it from citizens, users of council services, partner agencies, elected members, council employees and our contractors.

Equality and Diversity Policy - No Matter Who