Copeland Borough Council
Equality and Diversity Statement 2016-2020
The mission for Copeland Borough Council is
‘To make Copeland a better place to live, work and visit’.
One of the core values which underpins this mission is a commitment to
‘Treat everyone equally, fairly and with respect’.
Copeland Borough Council is committed to meeting the legal duties placed upon it by the Equalities Act 2010; and to promoting equality and diversity in its role as a community leader, service provider and employer.
In line with The Equalities Act (2010) and the Public-Sector Equality Duty (PSED), Copeland Borough Council is committed to improving the equality of opportunity for all; and reducing discrimination in employment and service delivery on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation (known collectively as protected characteristics).
Copeland Borough Council will seek to foster good relations across all protected characteristics in its capacity as a public body, including its decision-making, policy development, budget setting, procurement and commissioning, service delivery and employment functions.
Rural and social isolation are recognised as locally relevant issues in relation to equality of opportunity and access, as such they will also be considered in equality impact assessments and monitoring.
The Council will be assisted to achieve its equality objectives through good practice and the support of the Equalities Champion.