Equality & diversity
Equality & Diversity
Equality and diversity is important to us because it means doing our best to treat people fairly and with dignity. We are committed to advancing equality and aim to remove unnecessary barriers in all of the services we provide to the whole community and as an employer.
Our equality work is driven and monitored by our Improvement Group, which includes our Chief Executive and Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion.
Our Single Equality Scheme 2011-2015 (file size 6.4MB) contains information about inequalities within the District and information about our workforce. It sets out our equality objectives in line with our Corporate Plan 2011 - 2015 target for social inclusion - promoting fairness, equality and lifelong learning.
The Scheme also helps us to show how we are meeting our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. Our equality objectives were reached through engagement with local interest groups and consultation with the wider community and our employee groups. Our Look Beyond the Label reports < Hyperlink > explain how we sought and gathered feedback from our community in improving our services.
We welcome comments from all sections of the community and you can provide these to us by using our enquiry form or telephoning 01246 242407.
- Corporate Plan 2011 - 2015
- Single Equality Scheme 2011-2015 (file size 6.4MB)
- Look Beyond the Label report (file size 1.7MB)
- Single Equality Scheme Action Plan (updated May 2012 - file size 138KB)
- Bolsover District Council demographic profile 2010
- EIA Single Equality Scheme 2011-2015
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 streamlines and simplifies all previous anti-discrimination law. It sets out the personal characteristics that are protected by the law and the behaviour that is unlawful. Everyone in Britain is protected by the Act. We have general and specific equality duties under the Act. The general duties require us to have due regard in all we do for the need to eliminate discrimination and other forms of 'prohibited conduct'; advance equality; and promote good relations between groups who share a protected characteristic group and those who do not.
The specific duties require us to publish information each January to demonstrate how we are meeting our general duties. We must also publish equality objectives by 6 April 2012. You can find out more about the Equality Act 2010 and the equality duties from the following websites:
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