Public Sector Equality Duty
Meeting our Equality Duty
Bradford Council is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity in its role as community leader, service provider and fair employer. This means treating all citizens fairly and with respect, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race and ethnicity, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and marriage and civil partnership. These are called protected characteristics.
The Council values the diversity of the District; it is one of our major strengths and we are committed to a society that is fair and acknowledges that every individual and community has both rights and responsibilities.
Under the Public Sector Equality Duty the Council is required to publish equality information by 31 January 2012, to demonstrate compliance with equality duties and to set Equality Objectives by 6 April 2012.
These pages will provide details of policies and procedures, data, reports, groups and networks which assist the Council in delivering fairness. These assist the Council to have “due regard” to the three aims of the general duty, which are to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination,
- advance equality of opportunities and
- foster good relations. (See further information under Public Sector Equality Duty)
Over the coming months we will be working with our citizens to set our Equality Objectives. If you have any comments about what our Equality Objectives should be, what other information we should publish then please contact us via our feedback form