Equality statement 2024

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Our equality statement shows how we are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), under The Equality Act 2010. It helps our customers, staff, the Equality & Human Rights Commission, regulators and other interested parties assess our performance and our compliance with equality legislation.

It also shows how we are meeting the equality objectives we have set. We continue to want ‘inclusion and belonging’ to be the watchword phrase articulated by anyone working for Lichfield District Council when talking about what it is like to be an officer here.

We believe valuing diversity and welcoming the different perspectives others can provide to discussions and problem solving, will make us a better council.

Having respect for everyone is a core value of the council and we work together across teams, services and organisational boundaries to deliver effective services.

In 2022, we launched a new operating model for the way we deliver our services across our district. This model has enabled to us to become more resident-centric, commercially minded and data and performance driven.

We continue to build a more inclusive organisation that represents our district and values our staff for who they are and what they contribute to our council and communities.

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.

Download our current and past equality statements