Arising from a report of the Group Manager for Performance, Governance and Data Security outlining the Council’s statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010, the Community Policy Development Group had made the following recommendation: that the Equality Policy and Objectives for 2019-2021 be approved.
The Cabinet Member for Community Well-Being outlined the contents of the report stating that under the Equality Act 2010 local authorities had a duty to have ‘due regard’ to:
Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act;
Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it; and
Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
Consideration was given to the importance of mental health and dementia awareness.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr D J Knowles and seconded by Cllr Mrs N Woollatt)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes