Strategic Equality Plan

  • Consultation period: 03/05/2019 - 14/06/2019 ~ 23:59
  • Audience: All residents, third sector organisations and community groups are encouraged to take part.
  • Area: Carmarthenshire/Dyfed Powys
  • Council department / service: Chief Executives, Regeneration and Policy

Why are we consulting

This consultation seeks views on what should be Carmarthenshire County Council’s Strategic Equality Objectives to be included in its Strategic Equality Plan 2020-24. The Equality Act 2010 set a duty for the Public Sector known as the general duty or public sector equality duty. In summary it places a duty on public bodies to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

How to get involved

ONLINE SURVEY

Written or e-submissions; focus groups and discussion with local community groups / third sector.

Next Steps

Throughout 2019 we will be engaging with Public Bodies, the Third Sector, stakeholders (including protected characteristic groups) and the public. The information and evidence you provide will help us develop a refreshed set of Equality Objectives and inform the actions our departments will take to deliver the objectives and better outcomes for the people of Carmarthenshire. It will also help to strengthen the evidence base on inequalities in the county.

The reviewed and refreshed Equality Objectives will be published by 1 April 2020.

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