Equality Policy 2023-27
Equality policy 2023-2027 [pdf document]
The policy 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 encourage 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 provides the means for ensuring that Council actions do not cause inadvertent disadvantage or discrimination to people because of their protected characteristics.
Paper copies can be obtained by email [email protected] or 01325 406054. It can also be provided in alternative formats or languages on request.