We believe that everyone should be treated fairly and with respect. Our commitment to equalities as a service provider and an employer is to remove unnecessary barriers and make certain that everyone enjoys equal access to our services and our buildings.
We ensure that information about our services is accessible to all. Where necessary we will produce documents in alternative formats, translating them into other languages or Braille on request and also producing them in large print or audio.
Please see our Equality and Diversity Annual Position Statement below.
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 brought together all previous anti-discrimination law streamlining legislation and simplifying processes. It sets out the personal characteristics that are protected by the law and the behaviour that is unlawful. Our duty under the Equality Act 2010 is to show that we have given due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
Protected characteristics include:
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- gender reassignment
- pregnancy and maternity
- marriage and civil partnership