Diversity and inclusion policy

Equality duty

By law, in carrying out our public functions, we must take positive steps to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunities 
  • foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not 

We are required to publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the general equality duty.  This includes information about those who share a protected characteristic who are:

  • employees
  • people affected by our policies or practices

To do this, we use an Equality Impact Analysis process.

This process will identify any impact on people with protected characteristics regarding:

  • projects
  • proposed service changes
  • commissioning
  • decommissioning 
  • policies