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Diversity & Equality

The Councils vision statement as set out in the Diversity and Equality Policy

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The Council's vision statement on Diversity and Equality is: "Promote equal life outcomes for all by tackling known inequalities across the borough of Stockport".

The Equality Act 2010, which provides the basic framework of protection from discrimination, victimisation and harassment, came into force from 1 October 2010.

The Act replaces all existing anti-discrimination laws (such as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995), and extends protection across a number of ‘protected characteristics’. These are race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment and pregnancy and maternity.

The Act applies across services and public functions; premises; work; education; associations; and transport provision.

From 5 April 2011 the public sector equality duty came into force. This contains the general duty (which replaces the previous race, gender, and disability duties) and requires local authorities (and other public sector bodies) to it to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

For more detailed information on the Equality Act and the public sector equality duty, further guidance is available on the Government Equalities Office (part of the Home Office) and Equality & Human Rights Commission websites.

These pages contain the key information and documents which set out the Council's approach to complying with the Equality Act and promoting Equality and Diversity in the borough.

Data and Information

Stockport Council uses a range of data and information when making decisions about how to run its services.

Engaging and Involving

Information on what Stockport Council does to engaging with residents and staff on service delivery and issues.
Equality and Diversity Policies

Equality and Diversity Policies

Information about the Council’s Equality and Diversity policies.

Equality Framework for Local Government (EFLG)

Information about the framework promoting the importance of fair and equal treatment of residents, customers & employees.

Equality Impact Assessments (EIA)

Information on the Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) policy.

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