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Equality Policy 2018-22

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

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 2018-22 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 from Natasha Telfer, on [email protected] or 01325 406083. It may also be provided in alternative formats or languages on request.

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

Policy and Performance Team, Room 106, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Comments can also be made by through social media.