Equalities objective

Watford Borough Council is committed to complying with all the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010 by embedding and monitoring equality and diversity in all that it does.

This includes developing and agreeing equality objectives for the organisation

Our current objectives are to:

  1. Develop and adopt an equality statement or policy by August 2017
  2. Build and keep up to date our profile of the borough, so we have an effective and current understanding of the community and residents
  3. Embed the Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) process  more thoroughly to support effective decision-making
  4. Provide all staff and councillors with appropriate equality training
  5. Undertake, where appropriate, equality monitoring through engagement and consultation
  6. Reflect Watford’s diverse community in our communications and engagement
  7. Increase equalities disclosure on recruitment and staff monitoring information to support our aim for a diverse workforce, reflecting our community
  8. Include an obligation in every contract and commissioning arrangement to reflect the council’s commitment to equalities, including our major outsourced contracts
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