We've developed a new policy and strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion. Our new strategy includes our main equality objectives and action plan, and will cover all of our functions and services, as well as its employment practice.
One of the main ways we can do this is by carrying out equality impact analysis, a process which helps inform decisions we make.
We're working hard to advance equality and to tackle discrimination and harassment against people because of their protected characteristics. This includes work to improve race and faith based equality, gender equality, equality for disabled people, for people of all ages, and because of sexual orientation and gender re-assignment.
Acting fairly as an employer is an important way we can demonstrate our commitment to equality. You can find out more about our work to become a fair and diverse employer.
Help with interpretation and translation
We have information on the help available when you telephone Call Derbyshire. We have a telephone-based interpretation service for callers, including emergency calls, which is available in all the main languages spoken in Derbyshire.
Let our team know if you need help because your first language is not English. They'll be able to arrange an appropriate telephone-based or face-to-face interpreter to help with communications. But it may not be possible to provide this immediately if a face-to-face interpreter is required.
We also have information on British Sign Language. If you need the help of a British Sign Language interpreter please let the service you are contacting know. They'll arrange for an interpreter to be available, although it may not be possible to provide this immediately.
We're reviewing our procedures for interpreting and translation services. This will include a policy which explains the circumstances under which we would provide interpreting and translation services.
Any enquiries about our work in relation to equality and diversity can be made to our senior policy officer for equalities email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01629 538304.