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.

Equalities Policy

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

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Page last updated: 25 November 2021

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