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Equality objectives

We want our equality objectives to make a real difference, promote opportunity and fairness, and support people to fulfil their potential. Setting equality objectives helps the council to do this by placing a focus on equality issues with the intention of improving outcomes for one or more of the protected characteristics

We have now reviewed the objectives we published in March 2016 and agreed to retain these objectives for 2017-18 read more


Equality Objective

Protected characteristic

1.Children and Families

To provide a broad range of accessible universal and targeted information and advice supporting young people and families to make choices to resolve their problems as they emerge.

Principally age, disability.


To make employment a real option for people with disabilities (Building Better Lives)

Principally disability, age

3.Public Health

To increase numbers of pregnant women accessing support to "stop smoking" services.

Principally, gender, pregnancy and maternity.

4.Communities and Infrastructure

To ensure people are able to move around our communities in safety and with as much ease and convenience as possible.

Principally, age, disability.

5.All services

To ensure that our services are accessible to users and that their experiences are positive.



To continue to improve, review and monitor, the current make up of our workforce to better serve the aims of the Council and the needs of the community.


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