We are committed to equality in everything we do. This involves having due regard to the needs of diverse groups when designing, evaluating and delivering services. This is in order to:
All of this is with due consideration to the full range of 'protected characteristics', which are:
These obligations are listed under the Equalities Act 2010. The Act also requires us to publish our equalities objectives - these appear in our latest Equality and Diversity Scheme Annual Report.
For more information, contact the Consultation & Residents Engagement Services Team Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current equality objectives are included in our Business Plan, and are listed below. We will report on our progress in future annual reports.
We have developed a Corporate Equality and Diversity Action Plan to help achieve our strategic aims. It concentrates on the objectives that we have as a council, rather than on equality targets and actions of individual services. The Plan first appeared within 'Fairness for All - Enfield Council's Equality and Diversity Scheme Annual Report 2010', and progress is reported in subsequent annual reports. The priorities within the Plan concentrate on five distinct areas:
Each area has a set of corporate actions.
Each service also has targets relating to equality and diversity issues. These are backed up by individual actions that aim to provide positive outcomes for residents and customers. Progress against these targets are published in our Equality and Diversity Scheme Annual Report (PDF).