Individuals and groups have specific roles in meeting our equality and diversity responsibilities.
Bi-annual progress reports will be presented to Directors’ Board. Annual progress on equality objectives will be presented to Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet as part of Corporate Plan reporting.
Elected members will fulfil their statutory responsibilities under equalities legislation and aim to promote good community relations in all their work, particularly in their community leadership role.
The Executive Board will champion and lead by example by using the Public sector equality duty to encourage the integration of equality and diversity issues in all aspects of departmental work. Executive Board will actively help to promote equality and diversity issues and actions within departments.
Directorate management teams will maintain an overview for the directorate and ensure effective development, implementation and monitoring of service equality and diversity objectives and related actions; as part of business and service plans.
The Policy and Review Team will:
Managers will demonstrate commitment to equalities by:
Staff will be encouraged to demonstrate commitment to equalities by:
Contractors will incorporate the Council’s Public sector equality duty commitments in all dealings and practices on behalf of the Council in all areas assessed as relevant to the duty.
Partners will be aware of the Council’s equality and diversity policy commitments and objectives in all key and relevant areas.
Stakeholders and communities will feed into the process of setting equality and diversity objectives and action plans, and monitoring and reviewing these.
Updated: 21 June 2017