Equality policy

Roadmap

Our Equality Scheme Action Plan


Following the re-integration of the housing services previously provided by Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust the Equality Steering Group has identified the actions we now need to take to deliver our Equality Objectives and these are included in our new Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2017- 2019.

The action plan will be supported by a communications plan, updated website and intranet content and a guide book for staff, setting out the council’s expectations and new approach to carrying out equality impact assessments.

Equality Impact Assessment For This Policy


An Equality Impact Assessment was carried out by the Equality Steering Group on 17 November 2017. No negative impact was identified on any of the protected groups under Equalities legislation.

Consultation


The council’s Equality Scheme and Action Plan will be subject to consultation with the council’s Borough Panel, Tenants Panel and relevant partner agencies.

Monitoring And Review


This policy sets out our approach up to 2020. We will review our Equality Policy by the end of March 2020 or at such time that new legislation or codes of practice require us to do so