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2. Equality and diversity

Equality & Diversity Policy

 

Equality objectives

Below we have listed our corporate equality objectives for 2021/22.

  1. Implement and hold four meetings per year of the Equality & Diversity Champions Group to help develop ideas and provide feedback between the Corporate Equality & Diversity Group and services.
  2. Ensure all staff and councillors are sufficiently are aware of their responsibilities under the Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy:
    • Carry out equality and diversity training and awareness needs analysis
    • Develop training and awareness raising policy
    • Develop training and awareness raising  plan which may include:
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Customer and community needs
      • How to conduct Equality Impact Assessments
  3. Develop and publish, on an annual basis, a statistical evidence base for internal use, broken down to protected characteristics, to support ongoing work including Equality Impact Assessments.  This should include:
    • Data on Exeter population including health, education, employment and engagement with public life
    • Usage of and satisfaction with Exeter City Council services
    • Workforce data including recruitment, retention, grades and complaints under the Dignity at Work policy
  4. Consider how to use the Equality Impact Assessment process for internal policy and procedure development
  5. Consider how service plans can include equality and diversity issues
  6. Internal Audit focusing on Equality Impact Assessments