Sefton Council have recently launched a public consultation on the draft Sefton MBC Equality and Diversity Policy which can be downloaded here.
The consultation opened on 27th February 2018, and closes on 31st May 2018, and the results of this process will be published on 31st August 2018.
Please note: the summary information below is extracted from the consultation page:
The Equality Act 2010 requires public bodies to publish information demonstrating their compliance with the equality duty (s.149 of the Act). The Council is required to publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives.
We acknowledge our role and responsibilities as an organisation including providing clear leadership. We commit to ensuring that our internal processes and ways of working promote equality and ensure that no one is disadvantaged by how we operate as an organisation. We also acknowledge our role in shaping and influencing the area and the culture of the communities in Sefton, and we are committed to ensuring that principles of equality and diversity are embedded.
Our policies and procedures are intended to promote fairness for all and reinforce our commitment to tackling inequalities wherever they exist and to prevent the unacceptable treatment of any person. The aims of this consultation are to advise people of the Equality and Diversity Policy and to seek comments on the draft document.
The draft Equality and Diversity Policy can be downloaded here