Lancashire Council embeds equality and diversity into its core business

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 21 March 2008

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Suff, R. (2008), "Lancashire Council embeds equality and diversity into its core business", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 16 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2008.04416bad.006

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Lancashire Council embeds equality and diversity into its core business

Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 16, Issue 2.

Lancashire Council embeds equality and diversity into its core business

Suff R. Equal Opportunities Review (UK), September 2007, No. 168, Start page: 10, No. of pages: 7

Purpose describes how Lancashire County Council, UK, has developed an equality and diversity strategy that covers its public sector equality duties and also other areas of discrimination, such as age, faith and sexual orientation. Discusses how the council has translated the policy into action. Design/methodology/approach explains why the council decided to develop a more cohesive and strategic approach to equality and diversity, and how the strategy has been developed. Summarizes the action plan developed for employment, one of the six main equalities strands identified (the others being leadership, access to information and services, creating and supporting partnerships, increasing understanding of equality and diversity issues and challenging stereotypes, and supporting and managing performance. Also summarizes the three equalities schemes for gender, race and disability, that form part of the overall equalities and diversity strategy. Indicates the achievements so far and the challenges ahead. Findings cites Lancashire County Council’s approach to equality and diversity as one that intends to make a real difference to the opportunities of everyone, both employees and residents, to reach their potential. Originality/value gives a detailed description of the approach taken by the council.ISSN: 0268-7143Reference: 36BA224

Keywords: Equal opportunities, Diversity management, Public sector organizations, Local government, United Kingdom