Equality and diversity
This Policy provides a framework and the overarching principles for the development and promotion of equality and diversity within service delivery and employment at the Council. The policy seeks to ensure the Council's compliance with relevant legislation as well as seeking to achieve positive outcomes for our communities and our workforce.
This duty requires public bodies like the Council to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
The 'specific duties' of the Equality Act 2010 require the Council to publish equality objectives at least every four years.
We collect and publish a range of equality related information as required by the Equality Duty. The key mechanism for this is our Annual Equality Report.
An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is a structured and transparent way for the Council to fully understand the implications of its decisions that allows us to make sure we do not discriminate and that, where possible, we promote equality.
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