Equalities and Diversity

The Council is committed to ensuring equality and diversity both within its workforce and in our service delivery. We have acknowledged the importance of addressing this particular agenda, recognised the value it has on its services, and in particular, have developed our approach in line with the requirements of the Equality Standard for Local Government and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Our equalities information is intended to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the promotion of equality in service delivery for people who share a relevant protected characteristic. It includes information relating to service take-up, special projects/programmes, equality analysis of policies and customer satisfaction, where such information exists. However, the Council recognises that there are gaps in information concerning some customer groups and will work to narrow these gaps.

If you have questions, please contact Andrew Lowing, Strategic Partnerships Officer, who will be happy to assist you.

Phone:    01702 546366 (Ext. 3504)
Email:    CommunityPlanning@rochford.gov.uk

The documents in the table below support our Equalities and Diversity protections.

The Equality and Advice Service

The Equality Advisory & Support Service is a free service providing advice, guidance and support to individuals who face incidents of discrimination. The service explains rights under the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 and can work with you to find an informal resolution to your complaint of discrimination. For more details please visit the website in Related Content or telephone free on 0808 800 0082 or textphone 0808 800 0084