Equality and diversity

Introduction

Equality framework for local government achieving

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council values and celebrates diversity. It is essential to appreciate the different contributions, perspectives and experiences of people in our community. 

We recognise that we have a significant role in getting rid of unlawful discrimination and in promoting equality and diversity.

The Equality Duty

The Equality Duty is a duty on public bodies and others carrying out public functions. It ensures that public bodies consider the needs of all individuals in their day to day work – in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to their own employees. Find out more about the Equality Duty (equalityhumanrights.com)

The Equality Duty supports good decision-making and encourages us to understand how different people will be affected by our activities so that polices and services are appropriate and accessible to all and meet different people’s needs.

By understanding the effect of our activities on different people and how inclusive public services can support and open up people’s opportunities, we are better placed to deliver policies and services that are efficient and effective.

We are a member of the LeicesterShire Equalities Forum which is made up of councils, primary care trusts, the Leicestershire Constabulary, Her Majesty's Prison Service and organisations in the voluntary sector. Find out more about the forum 

In August 2010, the seven district and borough councils of Leicestershire came together to form The Leicestershire District Councils Equality and Diversity Partnership. Find out more about the partnership.

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