Equality of Opportunity and Diversity Policy Statement

We are committed to equality and diversity, as both a provider of services and as an employer. Our practices and procedures aim to reflect the varied needs, expectations and culture of all members of our community. We make every effort to ensure that no member of the community receives less favourable treatment when accessing our services on the grounds of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

These are called “Protected Characteristics” under the Equality Act 2010. The “Equality of Opportunity and Diversity Policy Statement” sets out our top level commitment to promoting equality and diversity in East Sussex.


Equality of Opportunity and Diversity Policy Statement
This policy statement sets out the County Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity, as well as explaining the key principals, drivers and duties that inform this responsibility.