Our equality information

Our equality information helps us identify and understand potential key equality issues across our functions including employment and service delivery areas. Where appropriate we will use the findings to develop our equality objectives which will be published annually in April.

We publish a range of equality information to demonstrate how we are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Our information falls into two main categories:

  • Information that we will use to identify our equality objectives, and;
  • Information demonstrating the steps we have taken to show due regard to the three aims of the general duty.

This includes information about our workforce, satisfaction rates, access to our services, details of engagement and outcomes.

We gather information covering all the protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender, and sexual orientation. We also collate employment monitoring information on the experience of carers within our workplace.

Our published equality information covers all our functions and demonstrates how we have used this information to have due regard to all three aims of the general duty, across all protected characteristics.

In publishing our equality information we have sought to ensure that it is accessible and follows the Public Sector Transparency Board's Public Data Principles which can be viewed online.

We have also sought to ensure that the equality information we publish complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We recognise that a proportion of the data that the Commission collates relates to small numbers of people particularly when disaggregated by protected characteristic.

Where the number of staff or services users with a particular protected characteristic is fewer than 10, and the information is 'sensitive personal information' that might lead to individuals being identified, we have replaced the number with an asterisk.

If possible, and without losing valuable insights, we aggregate data ranges to increase sample sizes in order to publish more information.

We are always seeking to improve access to our published information and welcome feedback and suggestions via our website feedback form.

If you require our publications in an alternative format please contact our Correspondence team  to discuss your needs.

Last Updated: 07 May 2014