Last updated:
23 November 2017

Equality and inclusion

Find out how our equality policies help shape the services we deliver.

Treating People as Individuals

We are here to support West Sussex residents in living happy and healthy lives. Some residents will require more help from us than others, such as those starting a family or a business or getting older and becoming more frail.

When we deliver that help and support we want to treat people as individuals. Our Treating People as Individuals Policy sets out what we are doing and how this helps promote equality for residents.

We are currently refreshing our overarching Equality and Inclusion policy, and so the policy is not currently available.  Once the refresh is complete, the Policy will be published on our website.

Equality Impact Reports

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

We use Equality Impact Reports to show how we have considered the three aims of the equality duty as part of our decision making process. These reports set out how a decision may affect a customer, whether a resident or a member of staff, and how these effects have been considered when developing a proposal in leading up to a decision.

An Equality Impact Report is required for most decisions and is available with the executive decision or committee report.

Equality advice and support

If you need any advice on issues relating to equality and human rights you can contact the Equality Advisory & Support Service


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