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Equality and human rights

Find out about our policies and plans for equality and human rights and about specific work we are carrying out in relation to the different areas of equality.


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 a telephone-based interpretation service for callers, including emergency calls, which is available in all the main languages spoken in Derbyshire.

See our information on the help available when you telephone Call Derbyshire

Deaf Awareness Week

To celebrate Deaf Awareness Week in 2019 we are hosting a celebration at Chesterfield Library on Tuesday 7 May 2019 from 11am to 3 pm.

The event includes a range of activities, performance and information for Deaf and hard of hearing people, but is also intended to raise awareness with the hearing community. There will be a range of stalls promoting local services, performances in British Sign language by comedian John Smith and poet Richard Carter as well as a local Deaf Children’s Choir, a presentation by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Barry Lewis, and lots of other activities during the day.

Sign language interpreters will be on hand to support communication and refreshments provided for people attending the activities.

For more information contact John Cowings, Senior Policy Officer, Equalities, email: john.cowings@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538304.

Contact

Any enquiries about our work in relation to equality and diversity can be made to our senior policy officer for equalities email: equalityanddiversity@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 538304.