Outcome of consultation
on our Equality Scheme Objectives
The Equality Act 2010 brought together previous
anti-discrimination laws into one act. It makes the law easier to
understand and strengthens protection for specific groups (age,
disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil
partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief and
The new law also requires us to publish information
demonstrating how we will meet our Public
Sector Equality Duty and requires us to publish our objectives
which will help us meet these requirements.
In February 2012 we consulted on our new Equality Scheme and its
objectives. In addition to internal consultation we consulted
with local community groups, residents, parish councils and other
public and voluntary sector partners from across
People were asked if the Single Equality
Scheme was clear in its objectives, if its actions would help us to
meet and exceed our legal obligations and if our six core values
(fairness, respect, openness, integrity, accountability, and trust)
would help us achieve our vision. All of the responses we had
agreed with these statements.
We also received some specific feedback
- Working with the voluntary and community
- Community cohesion.
- Consultation with residents regarding
decisions or changes to services.
This feedback has now been incorporated into
the scheme, or where appropriate, considered as part of our future
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