Report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services.
The Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services introduced a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, updating Members on work surrounding equalities, seeking approval to go out for public consultation on a new Equality Framework and Action Plan and Equality and Diversity Policy and seeking approval to put in place a clear structure to demonstrate leadership and organisational commitment, challenge inequalities and drive an improvement agenda.
1) Approve the Equality Framework and Action Plan at Appendix 1, to go out for wider consultation as detailed in this report;
2) Approve the draft Equality and Diversity Policy at Appendix 2 to go out for wider consultation as detailed in this report;
3) Approve the formation of a corporate Strategic Equalities and Diversity Group; and
4) Note the work undertaken to date in relation to the Equality Policy (Employment).