Equalities outcomes consultation

Consultation on the Council’s Equalities Outcomes

The council has a set of equalities outcomes. We must report on the progress we make every two years, and review the outcomes every four years.

We recently consulted on our equalities outcomes we would like to use for the period 2019 to 2023, and you can find a copy of the consultation here.

The outcomes we proposed focus on our workforce, how we engage with our, how we provide our services, and how we deliver education. 

Thanks to those of you who responded to the consultation, the analysis of the consultation results can be found in the report here. 

You can also find what we did with your feedback in the report here.

What is an equality outcome?

An equality outcome is a result that we want to achieve, which will lead to specific and identifiable improvements for people.

Equality outcomes are designed to make sure that people who have one or more of the ‘protected characteristics’, set out in the Equality Act (2010), are not disadvantaged because of that characteristic.

The protected characteristics are: disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation.

Equality outcomes should help us to:

  • eliminate discrimination, and / or
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, and / or
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Consultation dates: 

22 Nov 2018 to 13 Dec 2018