Equality and Diversity
We, as a council, want to make sure we treat everyone equally regardless of disability, race, age, sex, sexuality or religion.
As part of this commitment, we work to understand people's differences and value them. If, in any of your dealings with us, you feel we have not treated you fairly and with respect because of your disability, race, age, sex, sexuality, religion/belief or pregnancy and maternity then please tell us so we can improve our services by using one of the following methods:
- Complete a complaints form
- Telephone us on 01295 221586
The Council seeks to screen all policies, procedures and services across the Council to make sure they are fair to everyone and don't disadvantage any particular group. These screenings are called Equality Impact Assessments (EIA). You can read the assessments we have already completed below.
Public sector equality duty
The public sector equality duty was brought in as part of the Equality Act (2010) and requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and promote good relations. It supports good decision making by ensuring that all public authorities understand how different people will be affected by their activities, so that services are appropriate and accessible to all, and meet different people's needs.
To demonstrate that we comply with the duty we have an equality and diversity strategy and action plan which is monitored regularly:
- Joint Equality Scheme (86 kb pdf)
- Equality Action Plan 2013-2016 (77 kb pdf)
- Workforce Profile March 2016 (103 kb pdf)
- Workforce Profile March 2015 (47 kb pdf pdf)
- Workforce Profile September 2014 (32 kb pdf)
- Workforce Profile 2012 - 2013 (114 kb pdf)
- Workforce Information 2012 (38 kb pdf)
Northamptonshire Rights Charter for people with learning disabilities
South Northamptonshire Council alongside of Northamptonshire Authorities have signed up to the Northamptonshire Rights Charter for People with learning disabilities.
The Charter reflects a county wide commitment to providing services in a way that is accessible for people with learning difficulties. It sets out a simple set of 'rights' that customers should expect from the partners who have adopted the charter.
The Keep Safe Scheme
The Keep Safe Scheme was started in 2010, a group of people with learning disabilities met and decided to work together to assist others with understanding about hate crime and how to keep safe. The website includes information and advice on how to keep safe, the Keep Safe Scheme, and who to speak to for further help.
If you feel you have been the victim of a hate crime and wish to report it, or even just want to know what constitutes a hate crime please see Hate Crime.