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Equality and diversity

Our commitment to equality and diversity

Sandwell is committed to ensuring that services are provided that embrace diversity, promote equality of opportunity and access. As an employer we are also committed to equality and valuing diversity within our workforce.  Our goal is to ensure that this commitment is embedded in our day to day working practices with all our customers, colleagues and partners.

Equality Impact Assessments

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

As a council, we will consider equality and diversity in everything we do, and to play an important part in working towards the life chances and opportunities for all local people.  We have strengthened and integrated equalities through the Sandwell Scorecard and made clear links with the councils three equality objectives.

Our equality objectives

We have identified three key equality objectives that support the work and commitment that we do to eliminate unlawful harassment and discrimination.

Our three equality objectives are:

  • We will build strong and prosperous communities by talking to people and involving them in what we do
  • We will ensure that people can use our buildings, service and informtion
  • We will ensure that we meet individuals' needs in the range of service we secure

As part of our duty under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, we have also developed Equality Impact Assessments. These assessments help us to analyse a function or policy, to determine whether there is a negative impact on any equality groups.

More information

For more information on equality and diversity in Sandwell and how the council considers equality and diversity issues in everything we do, go to the Sandwell Equality Resource Library.

For more information on equality and diversity issues, try the Equality and Human Rights Commission or the Government Equalities Office.

Find out about the work that Neighbourhood Services does around equality and diversity and compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

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