Equalities and Diversity
Equalities Statement and Policy
Our Equality Statement
- Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to increasing inclusion, providing equality of opportunity in all our activities and ensuring that discrimination does not occur.
- We will strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of the local community to ensure that our services are provided appropriately, and the Councils benefit from a wealth of experiences.
- To achieve our vision for inclusion and equality we will lead by example. We will listen to our communities and involve them in our decision making processes. We will work in collaboration with others to progress equality and inclusion issues in the Adur District and Worthing Borough.
- As set out in 'Platforms for our Places: Going Further' plan, we will work to unlock and harness the power and potential of individuals and communities to enable them and the places they live in to flourish and prosper.
- We will undertake this work with care, support and respect; recognising the disadvantage and discrimination that is experienced by many communities.
The Equality Policy outlines our equalities commitments to our employees, members and residents, and forms the foundation of our 'Platforms for our Places: Going Further' plan.
It describes how we promote and deliver equality, with a genuine focus on the real impact. For us, equality and inclusion is about:
- Better engagement with customers
- Developing a more representative and creative workforce
- Increased level of trust, confidence and resilience within communities
- More responsive services and getting it right the first time
- Actively addressing disadvantage and prejudice, ensuring no one gets left behind
For more information please see:
Useful links to external websites
- Equality and Human Rights Commission: Protecting people in Britain against discriminatory treatment and holding organisations, such as businesses and government, to account for what they do.
See Equality and Human Rights Commission website
- Equality Act 2010:
See Equality Act 2010 - on the UK Legislation website
- West Sussex County Council: How equality policies shape how WSCC operates and the services they deliver.
See Equality and inclusion policy - on the West Sussex County Council website
- Pay multiple (Pay Policy Statements) - on our Open Data page
- Job vacancies and career opportunities
- Hate crime (hate incidents)
- Disabled access and available facilities at some of our main Council buildings and other main locations in and around Adur and Worthing
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Page last updated: 25 November 2021