Equality and diversity
It is against the law to discriminate anyone on the basis of age, being or becoming transsexual, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disabilities, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, belief or lack of religion/belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Promoting diversity is about respecting and valuing the differences of individuals. Our vision is: to become a commissioning, enabling and facilitating organisation, focused on creating the right conditions for individuals, communities and businesses to prosper.
The Council’s equalities policy statement is:
- The Council is committed to ensuring equality of treatment for everyone in connection with service delivery, recruitment and employment
- The Council is committed to the broad principles of social justice, is opposed to any form of discrimination, victimisation and harassment and accepts all its legal responsibilities in these respects
- The Council is committed to treating equally everyone with whom its representatives come into contact including current and potential service users, its employees, Elected Membersand visitors.
- The Council is committed to ensuring that no-one is treated in any way less favourably on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and / or civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.
- The Council will implement all necessary actions and training to ensure its commitments with regard to equality of treatment are fulfilled and will monitor and review progress on a six monthly basis
For more information about hate crime go to our Violent crime page.