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Equality and diversity

Equality legislation means that all councils have a duty to publish information about how they are meeting the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010

Equality and Diversity Policy

The Equality Act 2010 places a duty upon High Peak Borough Council to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The Equality & Diversity Policy sets out how the Council will go about fulfilling this duty and sets out clearly the expectations about how everyone working for or involved at the Council will work to achieve our aims.

Getting our approach to equality and diversity right will bring significant benefits for the communities we serve, our customers and our workforce.

This section contains:

  • a simple guide to the Equality Act 2010
  • Equality Impact Assessment

Corporate Equality Objectives 2015-16 [77KB]

Protected Characteristics [44KB]

Equalities Policy High Peak [131KB]

Equality Impact Assessment

Any new or amended policies/functions need to be screened to assess how they may impact specific groups of people and to ensure the Councils' fulfill their duties under the terms of the Equality and Diversity Policy.

Further information

Details about this legislation can be found at the  Equality and Human Rights Commission website.