The Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report offers the Council an opportunity to present a detailed overview of its work on equality, focusing on reducing significant inequalities, compliance and accountability. The Outcomes and Report are based on consultation and involvement, and relevant local and national evidence and research.
The report also contains information on employment equalities, gender pay gap and an equal pay statement.
The Council is committed to fulfilling the three key elements of the general equality duty as defined in the Equality Act 2010:
Everyone has 'protected characteristics', but it is the treatment individuals and groups receive, the level of autonomy they have, and the positive or negative outcomes for them, that are its focus. Therefore the Council will:
As well as being legal requirements, these steps contribute to fairer, more efficient and more effective services. Therefore the Council will:
You can also view the previous Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report for 2013-2017
This report shows our progress on our Equality Outcomes from 2013 to 2015, and on main-streaming equality: