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Equality and diversity

North East Lincolnshire Council is committed to promoting equality. There is a range of information available that informs our development of services and informs the priorities we set for our community.

It is against the law to discriminate anyone on the basis of any protected characteristic. The protected characteristics are: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or beliefs; 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.

Our equality policy statement

The Council:

  • is committed to ensuring equality of treatment for everyone in connection with service delivery, recruitment and employment.
  • 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.
  • is committed to treating equally everyone with whom its representatives come into contact including current and potential service users, its employees, Elected Members and visitors.
  • 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 and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.
  • 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.

North East Lincolnshire Equality Profile

You can access information regarding the population of North East Lincolnshire Council according to the protected characteristics. The report is intended to provide contextual data for staff, Elected members, partners and businesses.

Equality profile information:

Our Workforce

Our Workforce profile report provides information on the profile of the Council’s workforce, including by age, gender, ethnic origin, religion and employment status, recruitment, turnover and the use of agency workers.

North East Lincolnshire Council is a Disability Confident employer committed to making the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

This information includes our Pay Policy information and Gender Pay Report.

You can access this information on our Council Workforce page.


In addition to the protected characteristics, in January 2020 we adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of Anti-Semitism as outlined within the Cabinet report as follows:

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Download the Anti-semitism Cabinet report (PDF) .

Hate crime

Hate crime is the targeting of individuals, groups or communities because of who they are, motivated by prejudice or hate. For more information about hate crime and how you can report it please go to our Violent crime page.

Related websites

Equality and Human rights commission

Contact details

Strategy Policy and Performance Team, Municipal Offices, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 313131