Equality and Diversity

​We are committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality, to improve the quality of life for everyone living, working and visiting Cheshire West and Chester.

Equality and the law

​Guidance on all aspects of the Equality Act and how it affects you can be found on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.

Employment

No council employee or job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, trade union activity, age, religion or belief, social or economic status, political beliefs, or will be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be justified.

Service delivery

The council, recognising its responsibilities as a provider of major services within the community, will ensure that its services, including the ones carried out in partnership with or on behalf of the council, are available equally to all, making sure that no one is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be justified.

The Equality and Diversity statement is Cheshire West and Chester Council’s formal commitment to delivering fairness and “removing the barriers that limit what people can do and can be”. It is a promise that the council will work hard to respond to local challenges, to tackle prejudice and improve the life chances and opportunities of those who face discrimination and disadvantage.

Equality framework for Local Government

The Equality Framework is the national standard that assesses a council's progress on equality and diversity.

Equality Monitoring

Equality monitoring is the process of gathering and analysing data on the equality strands. The equality strands are race, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or belief, age and pregnancy and maternity.

​​The Council collects equality monitoring information to highlight possible inequalities, investigate their underlying causes and to remove any unfairness or disadvantage. The gathering of information of this nature is essential to provide equal access to our service for everyone, and that we can demonstrate this is the case should we be asked to prove it.

Monitoring lets the Council see how services have operated in the past, but more importantly can be used to inform actions and future service delivery by providing data for the review of policies and identifying areas requiring improvement.

Latest documents

Type Title Size
PDF Equality Framework for Local Government Achieving Report 196.6 KB
PDF Equality Framework for Local Government Narrative Report 1.9 MB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Adult Social Care Personal Budget Survey 762.8 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Disability Go 779.8 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Fire Evacuation Procedure Wyvern House 740.7 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Aiming Higher for Disabled Children 1.1 MB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Budget Consultation 633.5 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Dignity Action Day 331.4 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Encouraging Young People to Participate 780.1 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Encouraging Young People to Participate in Local Democracy 757.2 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for ESOL in the Adult Learning Curriculum 753.1 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Five to Strive 777.4 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Five to Strive Diary 1.1 MB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Five to Strive Equality Impact Assessment 614.3 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study for Narrowing the Gap for Children on Free School Meals 766.1 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Kingsway 750.8 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Personal Budgets Action Plan 745.6 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Polish Project at Chester Library 767.2 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Rural Touring Arts 765.2 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Third Sector Grants 749.7 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Understanding Demographics 763.9 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Use of Magnifiers 107.6 KB
PDF Good Practice in Service Delivery Case Study Winsford Library Travellers IT 742.7 KB
PDF Service Delivery Equality Objectives Report 840.9 KB
PDF Service Delivery Summary of Workforce Composition 2011 166.5 KB
PDF Service Delivery Summary of Workforce Composition 2012 166.7 KB
PDF Service Delivery Summary of Workforce Composition 2015 207.5 KB
PDF Service Delivery Workforce Equality Monitoring 2013 166.5 KB
PDF Service Delivery Workforce Equality Monitoring 2014 204.1 KB