Equality and Diversity
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:
- Gender Reassignment;
- Marriage and Civil Partnership (for which the law provides protection in the area of employment and vocational training only);
- Pregnancy and Maternity;
- Religion and Belief;
- Sex; and
- Sexual Orientation.
In the Documents section on the right hand side of this page, you can view a number of Council reports, including:
- the Equality Mainstreaming Report 2021, Progress on Equality Outcomes 2017/21, the Equal Pay Statement 2021 and the Proposed Equality Outcomes 2021/25;
- the Education Authority Equality Mainstreaming Report 2021, Progress on Education Equality Outcomes 2017/21 and the Proposed Education Equality Outcomes 2021/25 which will be considered at the meeting of the Education and Communities Committee on 9 March 2021;
- 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.