Equality and diversity

We strive to provide a service which is equally accessible to all our customers. The Equality Act 2010 requires all local authorities to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This means that we must have due regard of the need to:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  3. Foster good relations between people who a share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

There are nine protected characteristics contained within the Equality Act - age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership.

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 requires public authorities to publish information to demonstrate how they comply with this duty. 

Please view the documents below for further information of how we comply with the Equality Act 2010.

Equality and Diversity Policy

Equalities Objectives and Actions

Public Sector Equality Duty Annual Report

The Equality Act also requires us to have a workforce which promotes diversity and equality. Please see here for information on how the Equalities Act relates to our staffing.

View our Gender Pay Gap data.

Accessible services


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If you require assistance in understanding the contents of our communication to you or if you require it translated into another language or format (such as Braille) please inform the officer you are in contact with.

Further information

If you have any queries or concerns about accessibility or other Equality Act issues please contact our equality lead at equalities@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk