Promoting equality of opportunity

All Council Plan targets aim to deliver positive outcomes for the people of East Sussex. We challenge discrimination and encourage respect, understanding and dignity for everyone living, working in or visiting East Sussex. We do this through our influence in the community, strategic planning, employment policies, and service delivery.

Equality impact assessment summary report for Council Plan 2020/21

Date of assessment:


Summary of findings:

All Council Plan targets aim to deliver positive outcomes for the people of East Sussex. This equality impact assessment has found that a number of the measures in the Council Plan will have a positive impact upon the lives of groups of people with protected characteristics. There should not be any negative impacts on any equality target groups.

Summary of recommendations and key points of action plan:


Groups that this project or service will impact upon:

Group Positive Negative Neutral
Age X - -
Disability X - -
Ethnicity X - -
Gender/Transgender X - -
Marital Status/Civil Partnership - - X
Pregnancy and Maternity X - -
Religion/Belief - - X
Sexual Orientation - - X
Other (carers, literacy, health, rurality, poverty) X - -

In line with the Equality Act 2010 we no longer publish equality objectives in a separate equality scheme. Instead, equalities data has been taken into consideration when developing performance targets for our Portfolio Plans and this Council Plan.

We will continue to report on our progress in ensuring equality is embedded throughout our work while delivering our priorities. This will form part of our annual report, which will be published in Autumn 2020.

More information on equality and diversity can be found on our equality and diversity web page.

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