Public Sector Equality Duty Information
Equality Act 2010
On 5th April 2011 a new public sector General Equality Duty came into force
The General Equality Duty replaces the three previous duties on race, disability and gender, bringing them together into a single duty, and extends it to cover age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment.
The new Equality Duty requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations in the course of developing policies and delivering services. The aim is for public bodies to consider the needs of all individuals in their day to day work, in developing policy, in delivering services, and in relation to their own employees
More information can be found on Government Equalities Website
Leicestershire County Council’s Compliance with the General Equality Duty
The Public Sector Equality Duty requires all public bodies (including Local Authorities) to publish relevant information, which demonstrates compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
This section of the website provides information about the Council’s decision-making processes, along with the equality data which underpins these decisions
It will also give the public the information they need to scrutinise and challenge our performance on equality.
Leicestershire County Council’s Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Strategy
This is the overarching strategy for the Authority’s equality, diversity, human rights and community cohesion related work. The Strategy is reviewed and updated every two years. The Strategy explains what the Authority will do to make Leicestershire a place where people are treated with fairness and respect. It demonstrates how we will make sure that everyone in our communities can access high quality services designed to meet their individual needs and it also covers what we will do to support equality of opportunity within our workplace.
Further information about the Council’s Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Strategy can be accessed via the link below.
View the County Council's current Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy
We are currently consulting on the strategy for 2013-2016.
This consultation runs from Thursday 7th March 2013 until Thursday 16th May 2013. It is aimed at anyone with an interest and involvement in the Council’s work related to equality, diversity, human rights and community cohesion. The Council is therefore seeking views on what it can do to help reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination and continue to foster good relations with the range of communities and individuals it is responsible for working with.
Equalities Reporting Structure
The Equalities Reporting Structure for Leicestershire County Council can be seen via the structure diagram below:
Find out more about our equalities work by clicking on the links below.
- Leicestershire County Council Equalities Board
- Internal Equalities Bodies
- Equality Employment Monitoring
- Equality Impact Assessments
- Single Equalities Action Plan
- Equality Framework ‘Excellent’ Level Assessment Report
- Equalities & Procurement
- Hate Incident Monitoring Project
- Equalities Partnerships
For further information:
Page Last Updated: 16 May 2013