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:

  • 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 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.