The public sector equality duty (the equality duty) is made up of a general equality duty which is supported by specific duties. The general equality duty requires public authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
There is a specific duty within the Equality Duty for public sector organisations to publish their equality objectives every 4 years and report back on the work undertaken to achieve these. Our equality objectives (published below) have been developed as part of the business planning process which supports our vision: Warwick District, a great place to live work and visit, where we aspire to build sustainable, safe, stronger and healthier communities.
Delivery of our vision and values will result in the following outcomes:
- For our Citizens - quality services, in the right place at the right time;
- For our Partners - willing to share resources, power and risk;
- For our Staff - providing the culture, development and tools to do the job well so they can be proud to work for Warwick District Council.