Meeting our equality obligationsWe believe all our citizens, employees or prospective employee, have the right to receive fair and equal treatment and we are committed to promoting fairness, dignity, respect and equality of opportunity for all who live in, work in or visit the Stirling area.Equality PrinciplesTo achieve the above the Council will seek to:
- Remove or minimise disadvantages for our most vulnerable citizens and communities
- Ensure equality is integral to our decision making
- Respond effectively to equality issues on behalf of our citizens, communities and employees
- Ensure equality considerations are integral to our planning, development and review activity
- Develop policies and practices based on evidence including information obtained through engagement with local communities
Our commitment to promoting fairness, dignity, respect and equality of opportunity for all the area’s citizens when undertaking our responsibilities as a service provider and employer is confirmed in the Council’s Diversity Charter
Our continuing commitment to equality for our citizens, communities and employees is also demonstrated in the reports below. These are the most recent in a series of reports we have published since 2013; as part of our equality obligations as a local authority.
Mainstreaming Report 2021 - Service Delivery This confirms how we integrate equality across our activities and functions when delivering services, and updates the 2019 Mainstreaming Report (Service Delivery).
Mainstreaming Report 2021 - Employment This confirms how we meet our equality obligations as an employer. It provides information on our current and prospective workforce, pay gap statistics, includes our Equal Pay Statement and updates the information included in the 2019 Mainstreaming Report (Employment).
The Council’s Equal Pay Statement 2021 is also provided as a separate document. This updates the previous statement published in 2017 and confirms the Council’s support for the principle of equal pay for work of equal value.
The Council identified a set of equality outcomes for delivery from 2017 - 2021. Progress in delivering these is detailed in the Equality Outcomes 2017-2021 Progress Report and updates a previous report for the period between 2017 and 2019.
Equality Outcomes which the Council will seek to achieve over the next four years are confirmed in Equality Outcomes 2021-2025. Further work will be undertaken to identify actions required to secure delivery of these outcomes.
An equality impact assessment of the above outcomes confirms these will have a positive impact on enabling the Council to continue to meet its equality obligations, the needs of people in protected characteristic groups and those experiencing or vulnerable to poverty. Equality Outcomes 2021-25 Equality Impact Assessment.
If you need help or this information supplied in an alternative format please call 01786 404040Stirling Licensing BoardThe Licensing Board, as Licensing Authority for the Stirling Council area, seeks to ensure equality is part of the day to day business of Licensing. Reports confirming how it meets it equality obligations are available in the Board's Equality and Diversity section.
Last updated: Monday, December 6, 2021 12:20 PM