A consultation has been launched on East Lothian Council’s Draft Equality Plan 2021-2025.
The document has been drafted at a time of unprecedented challenge – locally, nationally and globally – caused by the COVID pandemic. We know that there is an equality dimension to the pandemic, with women, disabled people and minority ethnic communities particularly affected.
The Draft Equality Plan for 2021 – 2025 builds on the work of the Equality Plan 2017-2021. It sets out the Council’s commitment to equality and shows how we comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don’t
- foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t
The Draft Plan sets out seven high level equality outcomes that the council will work towards during 2021 – 2025 to ensure it meets its statutory duties under the Equality Act and, also to, achieve its overarching commitment to reduce inequalities within and across our communities.
The Draft Equality Plan 2021-2025 is available to download below along with the previous plan and some other background information you might find useful.
The consultation asks respondents to answer a number of questions. The draft plan can be read and responded to on the Council’s Consultation Hub.