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Mail :
Social Inclusion Unit
Community Services
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 304321
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Fax :
01752 305426


Equality and diversity

In April 2010 the government passed a new Equality Act. This has streamlined previous Equality legislation and requirements on Local Authorities. It includes nine protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Faith, religion and belief
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation

As a Council we are committed to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and tackle prejudice
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations and promote understanding
  • Meet the needs of people within the protected characteristics
  • Encourage participation in public life/activities

We pledge to meet both our specific and general duties in this Act.

The general equality duty is supported by specific duties which require us to publish data which is reviewed annually. We also have to publish one or more equality objective(s) every four years (from 6 April 2012).

We published new objectives in April 2016, they are set out in the document below:

To find out what we do to promote and celebrate equality and diversity in line with the equality duty please read the document below.

To find out more about the diversity of our city, read our Summary Equality Profile below. Read our Equality Policy and approach to Equality Monitoring below.