Equality, diversity and human rights
The Equality, Diversity and Human Rights pages give you an insight into the work and ongoing activities that assist Fife Council in delivering its equality and diversity agenda. The following statement outlines our commitment to equality:
"An equal society protects and promotes equal, real freedom and substantive opportunity to live in the ways people value and would choose, so that everyone can flourish. An equal society recognises people’s different needs, situations and goals and removes the barriers that limit what people can do and can be" (UK Equalities Review).
We have produced an Equality and Diversity Scheme (2013-2015) which you can access from the publications section on this page. This brings together and updates our priorities on race, disability and now takes account of all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
The new scheme moves us away from a process-driven framework to one which focuses on achieving positive outcomes for our service users, staff and customers.
We have set 4 equality outcomes:
Effective involvement and engagement
Responsive services and customer care
A modern and diverse workforce
Please use these links to view our latest Equality and Diversity Annual Review Report 2013/14 (May 2014) and the Equality and Diversity in Employment Report.(April 2014)
Equalities Participation Network
Information on the changes to the welfare benefit system can be found on the Welfare Reform pages.
Can't find what you are looking for, have a look at our Equality Resources Section.
For more information contactEqualities Team
Tel: 01334 659538 Contact Equalities Team online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT