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Equality and Diversity

New Forest District Council's Statement of Commitment to Equalities

In the Council's Corporate Plan for 2012-16 called "Delivering for our Communities", one of the Council's values is "Treating everyone fairly.

In order to live up to this value, we are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates diversity within a culture of respect and co-operation.

We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who live and work in and all who visit the New Forest District.

We will seek to build on former Corporate Equality Plans. We will engage constructively with all the protected groups as defined in the Equality Act 2010 as part of our overall aim of engaging the public in all that we do (as set out in our Community Engagement Framework).

adobe icon Corporate Equality Objectives [267kb]

Footnote: The protected groups defined in the Equality Act 2010 are -

Gender Re-assignment
Marriage/Civil Partnership
Pregnancy and Maternity
Sexual Orientation

The Equality Advisory & Support Service

The Equality Advisory & Support Service is a free and confidential helpline which offers advice to members of the public who feel they may have been discriminated against.  They can advise you on your rights under the Equality Act and also work with you to find an informal way to resolve your complaint of discrimination.

Contact details:

0808 800 0082 or via textphone 0808 800 0084.


Updated: 2 Nov 2016
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