Equality, diversity and inclusion

The council wants to empower everyone to lead fulfilling lives, whilst also keeping them safe from harm. We want every neighbourhood to be a thriving neighbourhood, where people can work together to achieve a good quality of life. Where everyone can prosper and plan confidently for the future regardless of who they are, to make Rotherham a welcoming place, where equality, freedom, fairness, and opportunity are open to all.

The council is committed to achieving equality for all and a cohesive society built on tolerance and mutual respect. Our approach to agreeing policy priorities is underpinned by this, with a focus on tackling inequalities running through everything that we do.

Equality Act 2010

The council follows the Equality Act 2010 and is legally required to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations within and between our communities with a view to building good community relations

We will treat everyone with the same attention, courtesy, and respect regardless of:

  • age
  • disability
  • race or racial group (including nationality, ethnic origin or national origins)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • gender reassignment/ gender identity
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • sexual orientation

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate whilst being committed to tackle health and social inequalities.

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