Equality and diversity
Our Equality commitment to our residents
- all residents, service users, service providers, employees and partners in the community have a responsibility to promote equalities and challenge discrimination and stereotyping
- all residents are able to participate in the life of the community and celebrate its diversity
- every resident and service user has equal access to high-quality services that meet their needs. We recognise that there are some people who may need support in receiving this entitlement
- every resident, service user and employee is entitled to a safe environment free from discrimination and harassment.
Strategic equalities measure
In response to the public sector Equality Duty (as specified in the Equality Act 2010), the 2013 - 16 Corporate Plan sets out the council’s strategic equalities objective, as well as the intention to develop and report against performance measures relating to the objective. A range of Corporate Plan equalities measures and Delivery Unit performance indicators were agreed by Cabinet Resources Committee on 24th June 2013. These can be found in appendix 1 in this Cabinet Resources Committee report.
For 2013/14 Q2 performance monitoring we have gathered the available data against the Corporate Plan equalities measures to assess whether there are any notable gaps between different groups.
Our Equalities policy
The council has launched a consultation on a refreshed Equalities Policy under the title ‘Aiming for equal life chances in Barnet’ – ensuring the right approach to equalities in changing times”. We welcome your views.
The public consultation on the draft Equalities Policy can be found on the council’s ‘engage’ website . It is also available in paper and easy-read format. The closing date of the consultation is 2 December 2013. Please use the contact details on the right if you would like to talk to us about your views.
Workforce Equalities data
This document gives a detailed breakdown of equality statistics relating to the council's workforce, including the borough's community schools. It provides figures on the following 'protected characteristics': gender, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and marital status.
Publishing this data is a requirement of the Equality Act 2010.
Look out for a more detailed document and breakdown of equality statistics on the site soon.
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