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:
- race or racial group (including nationality, ethnic origin or national origins)
- religion or belief
- 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.