Equality and diversity
Equality at East Lothian Council
East Lothian Council believes that equality is a fundamental rights that everyone should have. We take our responsibility to take equality in account when delivering our services seriously and believe that equality of opportunity should underpin everything we do.
The purpose of the Equality Plan is to clearly state the Council's commitment to equality and diversity and to demonstrate how we are meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Together with the action plan, it identifies key priorities for achieving improved equality outocmes in a targetted and consistent way across the Council. It also contains the commitments of East Lothian Licensing Board and East Lothian Council acting as Education Auhtority.
East Lothian Council mainstreaming report outlines the progressthe Council has made on advancing equality of opportunity in our services and employment practices. It includes examples of good practice and information about how equality is taken into account across Council services and decision making processes.
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Equality Impact Assessments
As a public sector organisation we are required to assess the impact of our decisions and policies on equalities groups; we are also required to publish the results. Below is a link to all completed Equality Impact Assessments.