Equality is at the core of the Council’s business. This page provides you with information, documents and reports on how the Council is fulfilling its duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 which requires the Council to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity:
- Between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation
- Between men and women generally
- Between persons with a disability and persons without
- Between persons with dependents and persons without
The Council is also required to take account of the desirability of promoting good relations between people of different religious beliefs, political opinion or race.
The Council’s Equality Scheme is its commitment to promote equality of opportunity and good relations, and is the basis for their integration within the delivery of council services, decision making and policy development.
Equality Action Plan
The Council’s Equality Scheme includes a commitment to develop an Equality Action Plan complete with action plan measures to promote equality of opportunity and good relations. An Audit of Inequalities is being undertaken to inform this Action Plan. Both these documents will be published on this page once they have been approved by the Council.
Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended by the Disability Discrimination (NI) Order 2006) requires the Council, in carrying out is functions, to have due regard to:
- Promote positive attitudes towards disabled people
- Encourage participation by disabled people in public life.
We are committed to integrating our disability duties within all aspects of the Council’s business and the Disability Duties Action Plan sets out how we intend to do it.
|For further information contact:
Head of Democratic Services
Tel: 03000 132 132
Email: [email protected]