Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED: That Cabinet


(1)  Approved the Council’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2022-2027 as attached at Appendix A, with the removal of the Glossary document attached as Appendix C in the report.


(2)  Approved the Equality objectives as set out below:


1.    Work with young people through youth engagement to make it easier for them to have their voices heard in local decision-making and democracy.

2.    Improve our engagement with marginalised, seldom heard, and new communities to make it easier for them to participate in local decision-making and democracy, and to have their views and experiences heard by the council.

3.    Improve our understanding of broader EDI issues and their impacts, such as neurodiversity and economic disadvantage; as well as the intersections between inequalities, using our Inclusion Group as a channel.

4.    Achieve consistency in measuring the likely equality impacts of our emerging policies and services.


REASON FOR DECISIONS: The previous Corporate Equality Strategy (2017) was revised to ensure consistency with the latest public sector equality legislation and obligations. The refresh of the Strategy reflects the Council’s ongoing commitment to fulfil our legal obligations as set out in the Equality Act and to set out the new equality objectives.

Report author: Georgina Chapman

Publication date: 15/12/2022

Date of decision: 13/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2022 - Cabinet

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