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Equality and Diversity

The Council's vision under our Corporate Plan is that Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are places of opportunity and ambition for all.

The Council is fully committed to eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity for everybody who lives in, works in or visits Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

The Council believes that its performance and achievements will be enhanced in an environment where equality of opportunity exists and prejudice and discrimination are not tolerated.

The Council will ensure it complies with race, disability, gender and wider equality legislation.

The Council will also work with its partners and the local community to challenge discrimination and to both celebrate diversity and promote cohesion.


Our objectives 

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils want to recognise and embrace equality and diversity​ in the following ways:

  • Continued training and learning
    ​​​​​With our staff, councillors and also partners delivering services on our behalf
  • The way we operate reflects equality and diversity in all that we do
    Particularly in commissioning, procurement, policy development and our constitution
  • All communications are undertaken fairly and equally​
    ​​​​​Ensuring we acknowledge and remove barriers to communication, both in the workforce and with our communities


Public Sector Equality Duty

Specific Duties