Equality and diversity

South Norfolk Council believes that discrimination in any form is unacceptable and aims to comply with relevant legislation and codes of practice.

We are committed to promoting equality and giving equal life chances for all.

We aim to ensure that no user of our services suffers detriment, disadvantage or unequal treatment.

Our aims

We want South Norfolk to be a place where all people thrive – physically, mentally, socially, spiritually and economically.

We aim to ensure we deliver good quality, cost effective services that meet the needs and aspirations of residents, service users, employees and visitors.

We will address the needs of people who have traditionally faced discrimination, or received less favourable treatment based on their age, disability, gender, gender identity, race and ethnicity, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership. These are known as protected characteristics.

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 gave a formal requirement for all local authorities to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires local authorities to consider all individuals when carrying out their day to day work.                   

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.