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Adoption of Equality and Equity Charter and Equalities Objectives 2020-2024
Is a Key Decision:

To agree the Equality and Equity Charter and the new Equality Objectives and associated actions including the establishment of a councillor working group and the Race Equality Advisory Board.

Due Date
Wed 21 Oct 2020
Communities and Environment
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Approved the new Equality and Equity charter that seeks wider Borough support for the Council’s ambitions to promote Equality.

Noted the public consultation that took place throughout July and August 2020 on the draft Equality and Equity Charter.  The summary of the consultation is at Appendix D.

Approved the six new Equality Objectives for 2020-24 (as required under the Public Sector Equality Duty) and the associated actions which have been derived from a variety of consultation exercises and are contained at Appendix E.

Noted the steps being taken by the Council to ensure Equalities planning, outcomes and objectives are placed at the centre of the Council’s service delivery and business planning processes.

Noted that BAME communities have been disproportionately impacted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agreed to continue monitoring the Headline Equalities Measures (HEMS) list at Appendix A as a means of quantifying progress on Equality Objectives.

Noted the proposal to conduct further work on embedding Equalities across the borough through the work of the Council and its partners and in particular the ongoing work by an officer working group to develop an Equality and Equity Action Plan that will monitor the delivery of the Charter’s pledges.  

Approved the establishment of a Councillor working group to oversee and review work on Race Equality as well as a community led Race Equality Advisory Board.  Details of the operation of each are to be delegated to the Director of Communities and Environment.

This decision is subject to call-in until 5pm - 29 October 2020

Additional Information

D15 - General Exception
D16 - Special Urgency

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01/06/2020 13:34:02Daniel WilkinsonBusiness Item Created 
01/06/2020 13:34:02Daniel WilkinsonCommittee AddedCabinet
01/06/2020 13:35:18Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
01/06/2020 13:35:47Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
01/06/2020 13:36:26Daniel WilkinsonStatus ChangedDecision Proposed [2]
01/06/2020 13:36:36Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
29/06/2020 10:16:37Nassir AliGeneral Details Edited 
03/08/2020 10:49:00Nassir AliGeneral Details Edited 
29/09/2020 19:12:33Nassir AliGeneral Details Edited 
13/10/2020 16:47:29Nassir AliGeneral Details Edited 


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