Equality and Diversity Policy
Meeting: 16/10/2018 - Cabinet (Item 109)
Report of Executive Member for People and Information, Councillor Alison Webb.
The Executive Member for People and Information explained that the current policy had originally been adopted in 2014. The revised policy updated the Policy in line with changes that had been seen over the last 4-years.
Reasons for recommendations
The current adopted policy was 4-years old and due for a review. Whilst there had not been any fundamental changes to statutory requirements, the new policy was improved for the benefit all those engaging with the Council.
1. To adopt the amended Policy.
2. Do nothing.
RESOLVED that the Equality and Diversity Policy be adopted.
Report of Executive Member People and Information, Councillor Alison Webb.
The Council was required to have this Policy and it was committed to providing fair and equal access to services etc. The Policy set out the Council’s ambitions.
Councillor Jermy asked if the Council carried out an equality impact assessment when it changed its policies as they were done at the County Council and they looked at all the issues.
The Executive Director Strategy & Governance agreed to check if it was a legal requirement and whether such an assessment had been carried out.
The report was otherwise noted.