Equality and Diversity
How we meet our requirements under the Public Sector Equality Duty
Fenland is a diverse and vibrant district. We are proud of this diversity as it is one of the district's greatest strengths.
We are committed to celebrating diversity, building strong communities and improving the quality of life for local people. Our vision is to "promote equal life outcomes for all."
We are part of Fenland's Diverse Communities Forum (DCF). This has been established for over 15 years and is formed of over 30 partners across different sectors. They work closely together to deliver projects promoting integration and community cohesion across Fenland.
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What is Equality and Diversity?
The Equality Act 2010 provides the basic framework of protection from discrimination, victimisation and harassment. It replaces all existing anti-discrimination laws and extends protection across 'protected characteristics'. The Act applies across services, public functions, premises, work, education, associations and transport provision.
The Public Sector Equality Duty requires local authorities to have due regard for the need to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- advance equality of opportunity between different groups
- foster good relations between different groups
We are required to publish evidence of any analysis we've done to assess the affect of equality in what we do. We publish our Annual Equality Report and Equality Impact Assessments to do this.
We have signed up to the Cambridgeshire Equality Pledge. This commits us to appreciate and value the benefits that different communities contribute to Fenland and the surrounding region. Any organisation or person can sign up and get involved.
Hate crime in any form is wrong. It can be because of hatred on the grounds of your race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.