Equality and diversity
Lincolnshire County Council wants to treat everyone fairly, commission and procure services based on people’s needs, help them to feel part of a community and contribute to a fairer society. Our approach puts both our customers and our staff at the heart of what we do.
Equality legislation has been made simpler. It is brought together in the Equality Act 2010 - a single legal framework which seeks to provide a clear basis upon which to tackle disadvantage and discrimination and it applies to both our workforce and our customers.
Under the Act, decision-makers are under a personal duty, to have due regard of the need to protect and promote the interests of persons with ‘protected characteristics’. These include age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Public sector bodies are required to demonstrate their compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
Our equality impact analysis is to identify the effect a project, change or policy will have on different people.
Information about the translation service available to Lincolnshire residents.