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).
Equality we have it in hand
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:  

Reducing inequalities

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

Are you interested in receiving or sharing information about equality issues or would like to express an opinion? Do you represent an organisation, community group or interested as an individual? If so, the Equalities Participation Network (EPN) is the way you can engage with us on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and transgender issues. Please follow this link to EPN or contact the Equalities Team and tell us what you are interested in and how you would like to take part.

Welfare Reform
Information on the changes to the welfare benefit system can be found on the Welfare Reform pages.

Equality Resources
Can't find what you are looking for, have a look at our Equality Resources Section.
 

For more information contact

Equalities Team
Tel: 01334 659538 Contact Equalities Team online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT
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