Equality and diversity statement

We are committed to ensuring we deliver all our services, and treat everyone, without discrimination or inequality.

Our equality objectives are now embedded in our Corporate Plan 2016-2020.

We believe that the diversity of our communities is an asset that should be valued and seen as one of the district’s great strengths.

As one of the largest employers in the Canterbury district and one of the main providers of local services, the council is committed to providing equality of opportunity and tackling discrimination, harassment and disadvantage. We are also committed to achieving the highest standards in service delivery, decision-making and employment practice.

We will not tolerate less favourable treatment of anyone on the grounds of their gender, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, responsibility for dependents, religious or other beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.

Equality information

Under the public sector equality duty within the Equality Act 2010, the council has a duty to publish equality information. This information can be found on the Equality information web page.

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