Equality and Diversity

The Council's 'Nurturing Inverclyde' approach aims to get it right for every child, citizen and community, and this includes how we ensure that people with Protected Characteristics are safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included.

There can be particular issues for those with Protected Characteristics within these well-being outcomes, for example, keeping people safe from hate crime, ensuring that leisure services are accessible and making sure that no-one is excluded from being a valued part of the local community.

The Council's Equality Outcomes 2017/21 sit under the umbrella of the well-being outcomes mentioned above.  Through the delivery of these Outcomes, the Council wants to make sure that the children, citizens and community of Inverclyde:

  • are protected from discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • have equality of opportunity in everything that they do; and
  • have good relationships and are respectful and responsible to those who share Protected Characteristics and those who do not.

The Protected Characteristics are:

  • Age;
  • Disability;
  • Gender reassignment;
  • Marriage and civil partnership (for which the law provides protection in the area of employment and vocational training only);
  • Pregnancy and maternity;
  • Race;
  • Religion and belief;
  • Sex; and
  • Sexual orientation.

In the Documents section on the left hand side of this page, you can view a number of Council reports, including:

  • the Equality Mainstreaming Report 2019, Progress on Equality Outcomes 2017/21 and Equal Pay Statement 2019, which were approved by the Council's Policy and Resources Committee on 26 March 2019; and
  • the Education Equality Mainstreaming Report 2019 and Progress on Education Equality Outcomes 2017/21, which was considered by the Council's Education and Communities Committee on 12 March 2019. 

You can also find information about the local LGBT Carers' Group.

Page last updated: 30 July 2020