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Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy 2022 to 2025

Derbyshire is a place where equality, diversity and inclusion is recognised, valued and celebrated, a place where our residents and communities can achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to their local communities, Derbyshire and beyond.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do

We're committed to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion activity by proactively ensuring that:

  • equality, diversity and inclusion becomes everyone's business in our organisation
  • equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded across all our work, across all our plans and strategies, and is a key consideration in assessing our progress against our priorities
  • we create a positive environment so our employees can be themselves at work and we can benefit from the talents and skills which a diverse workforce provides
  • when we listen, engage, and involve local people, we will seek a wide range of views and opinions as possible and ensure that communities feel they can influence what we do and help co-design services if possible
  • we are agile and confident in our approach to equality, diversity, and inclusion, learning and improving all the time
  • we lead by example, and champion the values associated with equality, diversity, and inclusion with our partners, and within communities

Our priorities

During 2022 to 2025 we will rapidly accelerate our approach, being more ambitious and challenging. We'll focus our attention on the following 5 priorities:

  • a diverse and confident workforce
  • employment, skills and business support for people experiencing inequality and exclusion
  • engaged communities able to influence decisions
  • healthy and supported people
  • safe and inclusive places for everyone

For more information please contact John Cowings, senior policy officer, policy and research, email: