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Home > Communities > Equality and Diversity

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 promotes equal opportunities for everybody who lives in, works in, visits Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

The Council believes that its performance and achievements will improve in an environment where equal opportunities exist and prejudice and discrimination are not tolerated.

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

The Council will work with its partners and local communities to challenge discrimination, to celebrate diversity and to 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

​​​​​For our staff, councillors and also partners delivering services on our behalf

The way we operate reflects equality and diversity in all that we do

This applies especially to commissioning, procurement, policy development and our constitution

All communications are undertaken fairly and equally​

​​​​​Acknowledging and removing communication barriers - both in the workforce and within our communities


Public Sector Equality Duty

Specific Duties