Equality Policy 2018-22

Equality policy 2018-2022 [pdf document] (Word version)

The scheme sets out the Council’s approach to meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty established in the Equality Act 2010. The duty requires all public bodies like the Council to ‘have due regard’ in all its activities to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity; and foster good relations.

The Equality Act defines nine legally protected characteristics: age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, and marriage and civil partnership.

The Equality Policy 2018-22 provides the means for ensuring that Council actions do not cause inadvertent disadvantage or discrimination to people because of their protected characteristics. All of us share at least some of the characteristics so the scheme is relevant to all of us.

Paper copies can be obtained from Natasha Telfer, on natasha.telfer@darlington.gov.uk or 01325 406083. It may also be provided in alternative formats or languages on request.

If you wish to comment on the policy, or raise any equality issues or concerns, please contact Natasha Telfer through the above email address or by post to:

Policy and Performance Team, Room 101, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Comments can also be made by through social media

Database update

If you would like to add your organisation or group to our database please contact Natasha Telfer, details as above.