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Equality and diversity

We are committed to equality of service and opportunity.  We want to make sure that everyone has access to our services, regardless of background, culture or personal circumstances, across all protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. 

The protected characteristics are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • gender
  • sexual orientation

 This applies to our service users and to our employees

Equality duty

The public sector Equality Duty came into force across Great Britain in 2011.  It means that public bodies like us have to consider all individuals when carrying out our day-to-day work.  This includes in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to our own employees.

It also means that we have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

As a public body, we publish Equality Information which demonstrates our compliance with the General Equality Duty. 

These publications are available below

Easy Read

We want our information to be accessible to all members of the community and easy to understand.

We have developed some Easy Read documents in partnership with Communication People, the Lincolnshire Learning Disability Partnership Board and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

These documents provide safety advice and crime prevention on a variety of subjects.

View the Easy Read publications

More help and support

Contact the Equality and Diversity Officer

Melanie Cowell
01522 558050
Minicom: 01522 558434

19 Apr 17 12:01 PM

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