Decision Maker: Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approval of council's new All of Us Equality
Scheme 2021-26 and equality objectives.
RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion that the Council’s Equality Scheme 2022-25 be approved for publication.
Schedule 1 and 2 of The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 requires that the Council must:
· Prepare and publish equality objectives by 6 April 2012, and at least every four years thereafter.
· Ensure that those objectives are specific and measurable.
· Publish those objectives in such a manner that they are accessible to the public.
The council’s 2017-20 ‘All of Us’ Equality Scheme was extended for a year to cover 2020-21 to allow time for development of the new Council Plan in 2019 and directorate service plans. The Covid-19 pandemic further delayed the development of new objectives and an equality scheme in 2021-22. The council’s equality objectives are being reviewed and updated for April 2022 as part of developing the new ‘All of Us’ Equality Scheme 2022-2025.
None. The council is legally required to publish equality objective. Not having equality objectives and an equality scheme would undermine the progress made by the council over the last 18 months in further developing an inclusive culture that values diversity and the actions in response to the staff Pulse Survey discrimination research. In addition, it would be contrary to the council’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: None - from existing budget
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to Chief Executive
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Staff, partner and community group
Corporate equality group
Members equality group
Staff and Members
Partner organisations and community groups
Contact: Samantha Wood, Community Engagement and Equalities Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 353315.
Report author: Samantha Wood
Publication date: 16/11/2021
Date of decision: 16/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 18/11/2021