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Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

 The County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all citizens and celebrates the diversity of all its residents.


This is treating people fairly. The law seeks to prevent and eliminate unlawful discrimination for people who have one or more of the following protected characteristics. These areas are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.


This means “variety”. Valuing diversity means valuing people and recognising that everyone is unique/different but of equal worth.


This is treating a person, without a justification, less favourably than another, particularly because of one’s feelings, assumptions or prejudices about the characteristics, attributes or circumstances of that person. This can include certain forms of harassment or abuse.

Our Council's Approach to Equality and Diversity

This includes information and details about Our Council's leadership, the work we do and the standards that guide us.

Contact Information

To find out more about the Equality and Diversity please contact Sandy Bannister, the Equality and Diversity Manager on 01905 766225 or email the Equality and Diversity team.

Further Information

In this section

More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
    Works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
  • Plain English
    A website of an organisation who have been fighting for crystal-clear communication since 1979.
  • Worcestershire Racial Equality Council (WREC)
    The WREC assists people who believe they have been discriminated against, or who experience difficulty in using mainstream services because of language and cultural differences.
  • BBC Interfaith Calendar
    Interfaith holy days and festivals Calendar.

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This page was last reviewed 13 June 2014 at 8:52.
The page is next due for review 10 December 2015.