Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
It was RESOLVED:-
That following a recommendation from Full Council, Cabinet approved the Equality and Diversity Policy.
Reason for Decision: To adopt the Equality and Diversity Policy which meets the Council’s responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:
1.1 To continue with the current position of delivering services under the direct auspices of the Equality Act 2010 and its supporting documents. The Council will continue to meet its responsibilities under the Act and specifically in regard to the public sector duty which is the key duty for Councils.
1.2 To embed best practice of equality and diversity across the Council through an Equality and Diversity Policy. This will cement activity, provide a framework and offer straightforward guidance to Members and Officers (incl. consultants, temporary workers, agency staff, suppliers, sub-contractors and agencies in our supply chain), to ensure that the Council’s responsibilities are met under the Equality Act 2010. The policy will over arch supporting documents to help facilitate the Councils duties.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared: None
Any Dispensation Granted: None
Publication date: 13/09/2019
Date of decision: 12/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Babergh Cabinet
Effective from: 20/09/2019