Equality and diversity governance

We have both internal and external governance structures in place to help develop, review, implement and mainstream our equality and diversity work.

Working groups

  • Equalities and Diversity Forum – This Forum is chaired by the Chief Executive and looks at equality and diversity in relation to employment. It was launched in October 2016 and has membership from staff support groups, officers from across all Directorates and Human Resources.
  • Directorate Equality Groups – In late 2016 we re-launched our approach to equalities in our Directorates. Each Directorate now has an Equality Group which is chaired by an Assistant Director and is attended by senior officers from across the Directorate and a Member of the Policy and Review Team. These Groups review EINAs and identify areas for action in relation to equality within each Directorate and track this work through. Six monthly updates on the work of these groups will be reported to the Chief Executive in 2017.

Partnerships and forums

  • Equality Stakeholders Scrutiny Group
  • Inter Faith Forum
  • LGBT Forum (independent group)
  • Youth Forum (independent group)
  • Domestic Abuse Operations Group (DAOG)
  • “Stop Hate in Richmond” (Hate crime forum)

Updated: 27 January 2017