Equality & Diversity

We're committed to helping to build a fairer South Staffordshire where the diversity of our local communities is celebrated and where equal opportunities are embraced. Our organisational arrangements specifically recognise all of our roles and responsibilities. We also have a dedicated internal support team that is committed to taking the equalities agenda forward.

Leadership Strategy and Policy

The Leader of the Council, all Elected Members, Chief Executive and Corporate Directors has responsibility for the strategic direction of equality and diversity in the Council. They also ensure equality is considered when key decisions are made that affect residents and employees.

Diversity Reference Group

The Diversity Reference Group (DRG) meets on a regular basis and is representative of all our service areas. The aim of the group is to monitor the progress on the Equality Framework for Local Government, review Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA) (including checking Portfolio Service Plans decisions) sharing knowledge/ information about equality. The group is currently reviewing the new Equality and Diversity policy. Members of the group are all responsible for advocating and promoting the equality agenda back in their own service areas.

Take a look at our Equality Champion job description which the group has developed (PDF Document 1.64MB)

Diversity Champions

The high level of commitment to equality and diversity is demonstrated by each service area nominating a designated Equality and Diversity Champion, who promote equality and diversity and make changes to ensure the council and district are fair and equitable for all staff and residents.

West Midlands Local Authority Equality Network (WMLAEN)

We are an active part of the West Midlands Local Authority Equality Network which meets every quarter. It includes all authorities in the West Midlands family group and various local partners. We share information, best practice, discuss updates from Government, benchmark against each other, and offer support to each other if needed. Over the years we have worked together to deliver training and learn from each other's experiences.

Our Councillors

Councillors are a vital part of the equality and diversity policy process. They represent the residents from our communities and play a crucial role in meeting our responsibilities under legislation. Our member Equality and Diversity champion is Councillor Brian Edwards.

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Employee Equality and Diversity Related Training

All employees are expected to be competent to act in ways that support equality and diversity. Being competent is having

Equality Act 2010

The majority of the Equality Act came into force on 1st October 2010, providing protection from discrimination on the ba

Equality Impact Assessments

An equality impact assessment (EqIA) is a process designed to ensure that a policy, project or scheme does not discrimin

Equality Information

Our Equality Priorities are identified from the Councils Corporate Plan. South Staffordshire Council has a vision to ‘ma

Information on District

South Staffordshire Council believes that within service delivery, equality is fundamentally about ensuring needs are eq

Information on our Staff

It is the aspiration of the Council to employ a workforce that is reasonably representative of the communities we serve.

Introduction to Equality & Diversity

South Staffordshire Council is committed to ‘putting customers first' and to providing equality and respect to the whole

Public Sector Duty of Equality Act 2010

We are supported in our commitment to equality through the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010.

Visions and Objectives 2018 - 2019

South Staffordshire Council's 3 key visions and objectives for 2016-2017


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