Equality and Diversity
At Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) we aim to be fair and accessible when we deliver, design and evaluate services, buy services from others, develop policies, and when we consider the needs of our employees.
We are committed to adhering to equality legislation requirements. Mole Valley District Council, and any organisations that have been contracted to carry out public functions on our behalf, must have 'due regard' to the three aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty, as set out in the Equality Act 2010:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment
- advance equality of opportunity between people with protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race and ethnicity, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation, and marriage and civil partnership)
- foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
Equality Impact Assessments
To demonstrate that we, as an employer and as a service provider, have considered the three aims of the equality duty as part of our decision making processes, we publish Equality Impact Assessments. These impact assessments are undertaken when policies and services are being introduced or reviewed (see 'Downloads').
Equality Policy Statement and Equality Objectives
MVDC's Equality Policy Statement sets out our commitment to equality and diversity (see 'Downloads'). Our Equality Policy Statement document incorporates our Equality Objectives - every four years we publish one or more equality objectives we want to achieve in relation to the Public Sector Equality Duty. The document also includes an Equality Profile of Mole Valley