Equality and Diversity

Making everywhere in Amber Valley a great place to live

Our ambition is to make everywhere in Amber Valley a great place to live. Central to achieving this vision is supporting equal life chances and addressing the inequalities and barriers within and between Amber Valley communities.

Our Equality and Diversity Policy Commitment sets out how we are making a difference for Amber Valley. The Council takes the opportunity each year to review what it has achieved and highlights these achievements in its Annual Report. Annual reports are also produced for Licensing, Standards Board and Improvement and Scrutiny Committee.

Our Corporate Improvement Plan 2012-15 identifies 9 priorities, one of which is to:

"Ensure equality and diversity is at the heart of decision making at all levels within the Council and is embedded in service delivery."

We will achieve this by:

  • Making sure Council services are accessible to customers and do not discriminate on any unjustifiable grounds
  • Improving the data the Council has about its local communities, employees and customers and using this data to inform decision making and improve services
  • Fostering a working environment where equality and diversity are valued and where all Council employees and potential employees are treated fairly and have equal access to available opportunities
  • Delivering on the Council's commitment to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty.

The actions we need to deliver this priority are set out in part 2 of the Corporate Improvement Plan which is currently being put together.

We have also reviewed how we are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty and this is set out in the two reports below which cover 2015 and were published by 31 January 2016.

View the 2015 PSED Report - Services

View the 2015 PSED Report - Staff

Equality Impact Assessments

Equality Impact Assessments are also key tools in helping us meet the Public Sector Equality Duty. Carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment helps us find out whether an existing or proposed service/policy/activity has a negative or positive impact on different groups within the community and what we need to do to address any negative impacts.

Below are the Equality Impact Assessments we have carried out:

Equality Impact Assessment Recording Form Benefit Advisors

Equality Impact Assessment Form - Revenues - Council Tax & Non-Domestic Rates

Equality Impact Assessment Redeployment Policy

Sustainable Community Strategy 2009-2013 - EIA

Equality Impact Assessment Charles Hill 2 November 2011

Parking Equality Impact Assessment Recording Form

Equality Impact Assessment Redundancy Policy

Equality Impact Assessment Tourism and Culture

Equality Impact Assessment for Homelessness Review and Strategy 2012

Equality Impact Assessment Pay and Grading

Equality Impact Assessment Screening Private Rented Sector Plan 2012

Equality Impact Assessment Initial Screening Charles Hill Development Master Plan

Equality Impact Assessment Belper Leisure Centre Limited Full Council

Equality Impact Assessment Initial Screening Food Enforcement Services Delivery Plan

Equality Impact Assessment Initial Screening Leisure PFI Annual Service Report

Equality Impact Assessment Initial Screening Form - Gambling Act 2005, Statement of Principles

EIA - Community Toilets Scheme

Taxi Licensing Policy Initial Screening

Landscape Services Phase 3 EIA Form

Equality Impact Assessment Belper Play Area

Equality Impact Assessment Councillor's Community Fund

Scrap Metal Policy Guidance EIA Initial Screening Form - October 2013

SL First Magazine

SL First Magazine is a free deaf friendly magazine that is published every 3 months by SL First. The aim of the Magazine is to bring together businesses and services that think about, and are accessible to all, including the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. It offers features, reviews, case studies and unbiased articles for readers. Each issue contains practical and useful advice to help readers make decisions about which organisations, businesses and services can offer them the best customer experience.

Read the SL First Magazine here: http://slfirst.co.uk/

Black History Month - October 2014

Each October Black History Month is celebrated in the UK and around the world. It is an important time for people from our BME communities and is often used to reflect on the past and current experience and history of our black British, Caribbean and African communities.

There are various events being held across Derbyshire during October, details and links which are listed below.

  • Derbyshire County Council are holding an event on 16th October – view flyer.
  • The Chesterfield African Caribbean Community Association are holding events – details to follow


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