East Lothian Council

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.

East Lothian Council Equality Plan 2013-2016

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 outcomes in a targeted and consistent way across the Council. It also contains the commitments of East Lothian Licensing Board and East Lothian Council acting as Education Authority.

Mainstreaming report 2013

East Lothian Council mainstreaming report outlines the progress the 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.

Keep up to date & get involved

Find out about local equality projects and initiatives by reading our quarterly East Lothian Diversity Newsletter or liking the East Lothian Diversity Network on Facebook, or get involved with one of our events.

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. 

Useful websites

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