Equalities Board is the forum by which the
Council can oversee its processes to eliminate discrimination on
the protected characteristics.
The following characterises are protected
under the Equalities Act 2010:
marriage and civil partnership;
pregnancy and maternity; ·
religion or belief;
Terms of Reference
To monitor the Council’s performance against current equality
To act as a consultative and advisory body with regard to the
development of new policies/initiatives and to actively support
To raise awareness of the specific needs of service users in terms
of service delivery.
To provide a sounding board for any initiative or proposal that the
Council is making and how they may affect the protected
characteristics either directly or indirectly.
To provide a better understanding of equalities in order to gain
knowledge, and to promote awareness and encourage mutual
To encourage the Council to realise the benefits of a diverse
workforce that reflects the make-up of the local population.
To encourage the Council support to staff in a manner that
encourages them and makes them feel secure in their working
To analyse data and information gained from monitoring, impact
assessments and general consultation activity to inform priorities
and future practice.
To consider workforce equalities and diversity matters referred to
it by the Director of Law and Governance, Human Resources, Audit
& Risk Management.