Friday, 24 May 2013


Here's the text of Leicester City Council's Equality & Diversity Charter, launched at a meeting in the Town Hall today. The charter confirms (and elaborates on) the city Council's commitment to its Public Sector Equality Duty, which came into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 11 April 2011, replacing previous duties in relation to disability, gender and race equality duties. This triune duty comprises the tasks set in bold immediately below.
Leicester City Council is committed to equality of opportunity, elimination of discrimination, and promotion of good relations between all people.
We are proud of, and celebrate, our city's diversity.
We recognise that people have differing needs.
When allocating resources we will be clear on how we have prioritised individual and community needs.
We will treat people with respect.
We will provide accessible information on our services, community activities and events we support.
We will aim to deliver services that are accessible and culturally appropriate to those using them.
when making important decisions about local public services we will engage with local residents and communities.
We will work with our employees to ensure that equality is embedded in the workplace.
We have developed an equality and diversity strategy which reflects this commitment.
If you are a member of the public who uses our services, you can find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity at
If you are a council employee, you can find out more about putting equality and diversity at the centre of what you do at insite/equalities

The charter is signed by Sir Peter Soulsby (City Mayor) and Cllr Manjula Sood MBE (Assistant City Mayor: Community Involvement, Partnerships and Equalities - and Chair of Leicester Council of Faiths)

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