Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
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:
marriage and civil partnership
pregnancy and maternity
religion or belief
This applies to our service users and to our officers, staff and volunteers.
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.