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Equalities at Rother District Council

Our aim is to ensure that every person we deal with receives the same level of service, based solely on relevant factors and taking individual needs into account. We will ensure that everyone is treated with courtesy and respect.

We recognise people have differing communication, access and cultural needs, which may require us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure they are assisted appropriately.

We are committed to meeting our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010. We will aim to place equality issues at the centre of our service planning and decision-making processes. We will ensure that all of our working practices promote access, equality and good relations between different groups and eliminate unlawful discrimination.

We have published the following Corporate Equality Objectives, which shows what we are doing to:

  • prevent unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, religion, philosophical belief, family status, race, disability and sexual orientation;
  • promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different groups within our community; and
  • eliminate unlawful discrimination in our workplace

pdf icon Rother's Corporate Equality Objectives 2014-18 [126kb]

  • Equality legislation

    Information about the legislation we comply with.

  • Equality information

    Information relating to equalities that we publish and is required under the Equality Legislation.

  • Equality monitoring

    We monitor whether or not there are differences in levels of satisfaction in the usage of the services we provide between people in different equality groups.

  • Equality Impact Assessments

    An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is used to look at new or existing policies, strategies and services to identify what effect or likely effect they will have on different groups within our communities.

  • Equality Steering Group

    The Equality Steering Group meets every eight weeks to discuss equality issues, coordinates the mainstreaming of equalities and oversees the development and progress of the Rother Equality Scheme.

  • Translation and interpreting services

    Rother District Council is able to provide the information contained in our leaflets and documents in large print, Braille and tape/CD. We can arrange for translation or interpretation of information in a range of languages.

  • Sompriti

    We work in partnership with Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) to provide a bi-lingual advocacy service for those residents who are from minority ethnic communities.

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