Creating a fairer Britain
Our equality scheme covers the period 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2012 and identifies our current equality priorities as well as improvement actions. Our Scheme also put in place the steps that have enabled us to ensure we have good baseline monitoring data and information on all the different protected characteristics from which we will prioritise our future equality objectives
Since the introduction of the Public Sector Equality Duty in England on 5 April 2011, there is no longer a requirement for public authorities to produce an equality scheme.
We will update our equality priorities in April 2012 to meet the requirements of the new Public Sector Equality Duty and develop equality objectives which will be incorporated in our annual business plan.
The scheme was published on 1 April 2009 and can be downloaded below.