The Council has drafted its new Equality Plan and Objectives for 2023-27 which builds on its previous equality plans. Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010) we are required to set equality objectives every four years. These objectives are in addition to our general duty obligations to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic* and those who do not.
*These are age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
Why we are Consulting
The Equality Plan which has four proposed equality objectives together with a list of actions under each one that the Council plans to take (pages 12 to 14):
- Improving customer and resident insight for service planning and delivery purposes
- Providing leadership and organisational commitment to actively promote equalities and accessibility
- Ensuring a diverse and engaged workforce
- Continuing to embed British Sign Language (BSL) Charter pledges