Equality, diversity and inclusion

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Having respect for everyone is a core value of our council.

We believe valuing diversity and welcoming different perspectives make us a better council.

We are building an inclusive organisation, one that represents our district and values our staff for who they are and what they contribute to our council and communities.

We continue to want ‘inclusion and belonging’ to be the watchword phrase articulated by anyone working for our council when talking about what it is like to be an officer here.

As part of this, we strive to deliver equality across the nine protected characteristics and demonstrate how equality considerations are embedded in our decision-making processes, and how they can influence both our service delivery and employment practices.

This section outlines our approach to equaity, diversity and inclusion, including our equalities statements, our gender pay gap report and workforce data.