Equality and Diversity at the Council

BCP Council plays an important role as an employer, service provider and community leader. We are committed to demonstrating respect for difference, working proactively to eliminate discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity for all and building positive relationships and understanding between people of different backgrounds who live, work or visit the communities that we serve. 

Our aim is to exceed our duties under equality legislation and in doing so establish a community where everyone matters, feels safe, can participate in public life and achieve their full potential feeling they are treated with respect and fairness. 

A range of advice and guidance is available to support our colleagues working for the council on our BCP intranet to enable the council to meet our public sector equality duty, both through our employment practice and/or as we develop and delivers our services. 

We also have Service Unit Equality Champions who are available to provide additional support to our colleagues and advice on how to effectively meet the duty as set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act. 

The council’s commitments to equality and diversity are embedded in the Corporate Strategy and in the Corporate Equality Action plan.