Equality and diversity

We want to make sure we treat everyone equally regardless of disability, race, age, sex, sexuality or religion.

As part of this commitment, we work to understand people's differences and value them. If, in any of your dealings with us, you feel we have not treated you fairly and with respect because of your disability, race, age, sex, sexuality, religion/belief or pregnancy and maternity then please tell us so we can improve our services:

Equality impact assessments

Equality impact assessments are process designed to ensure that a policy, project or scheme does not discriminate against any disadvantaged or vulnerable people.

Public sector equality duty

The public sector equality duty was brought in as part of the Equality Act (2010) and requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and promote good relations. It supports good decision making by ensuring we understand how different people will be affected by their activities, so that services are appropriate and accessible to all, and meet different people's needs.

Hate Crime

If you feel you have been the victim of a hate crime and wish to report it, see Victims First.