Equality and diversity

We have a general duty under the Equality Act 2010 as both an employer and a service provider to:

  • eliminate discrimination
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities

The Equality Act 2010 protects people against discrimination, harassment or victimisation based on nine protected characteristics

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Equality objectives

Under the Equality Act 2010 we are required to publish our Equality Objectives, these can be found in our Annual Plan  and our Equality Action Plan.

To comply with the Equality Act 2010 and to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty, we:

  • publish equality information
  • set equality objectives 

You can find this information in our:

We are also publish our employment monitoring data about to our workforce, in our Equality Duty Report.

You can find out more about equality and diversity and the Equality Act 2010 from:

Equality impact assessments

Equality impact assessments help us to consider:

  • what we are delivering as an employer and service provider
  • how this might affect specific groups of people living, working or visiting our district

We can then identify:

  • if there is likely to be an adverse impact on any of the specified groups of people
  • what we can do to reduce or remove this adverse impact

You can download and read the Equality impact assessments we have carried out. 


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Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525

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