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Equalities groups

Find out about our equality and diversity workers groups, and the role of our departmental equalities groups

Departmental Equalities Groups

Each of our departments has its own Departmental Equalities Group (DEG). Each DEG helps to monitor how we perform against our equality objectives. They’re also involved in making sure we meet these objectives in both service delivery and employment.

The role of the DEG’s includes:

  • reporting to Departmental Management Teams on progress and any important decisions
  • monitoring performance of Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessments
  • developing Departmental Equalities Action Plans, which are monitored and reviewed regularly

Corporate Equalities Board

The Equalities Board  provides  an overview of all equality and diversity related objectives, activities and initiatives which the Council undertakes. Minutes for this years meetings are available at the bottom of this page. Archived Board minutes are available on request.

Workers Groups

We have 4 equality and diversity Workers Groups. They provide support for their members and help carry out equality and diversity responsibilities.

The 4 groups are:

  • Black Workers Group
  • Disabled Workers Group
  • LGBT+ Staff Network
  • The Staff Carers Group

The 4 groups share the same aims, which are to:

  • support, empower and promote self-development
  • work towards our council-wide aim of promoting equality of opportunity and ending discrimination
  • allow members to discuss any concerns or issues they may have
  • provide the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from across the council

*There was no Equalities Board meeting as scheduled in November 2016

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