Equalities and fairness is something we are passionate about at NEDDC. We have developed equality policies and monitoring to provide structure and integrity to the way we work and serve our communities and businesses.
Did you know you can contact the Council via video relay service. You can sign to a BSL interpreter through you laptop or smartphone who will relay your message to the Council and interpret the Council’s response into BSL. More information on contacting the Council via video relay service can be found on our British Sign Language Interpreter Service page.
A new joint policy has been developed to explain what the law requires from those delivering public services and to support staff in dealing with our customers.
Equality monitoring is often not carried out because it is believed to be time-consuming, confusing, lacking in purpose or intrusive to customers. This guidance has been developed with these concerns in mind and offers best practice examples to help us get it right.
We publish equality information in a variety of ways:
- Single Equality Scheme 2019-2023 (.pdf | 1.1mb)
- Diversity Monitoring Report – Citizen Panel Survey
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 came into force on 10 September 2011. Under Section 147(1) of the Act, public bodies are required to show that they meet the public sector equality duties by:
- Setting equality objectives
- Publishing relevant, proportionate information showing compliance with the Equality Duty
The following data is held by us and will be updated periodically. We have identified some gaps in information about our services and workforce which we are addressing, following an organisational restructure.