Decision details

Equality Watch Scheme 2009-2012 - Final Version

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Deputy Chief Executive presented the final version of the Council’s Equality Watch Scheme to Cabinet for approval. This followed the public consultation exercise which began following the Cabinet report of the 27 November 2008 (minute 272 refers). Most suggestions made by the public had been incorporated within the final version of the Scheme and did not have any additional implications for the Council as documented in the previous Cabinet report. However, a small number of comments would be incorporated into the second Equality Watch Scheme for 2012 to 2015.


The Equality Watch Scheme was the Council’s corporate single equality scheme, including an action plan for the period April 2009 to March 2012, and aimed to mainstream all six equality strands in employment and service delivery:


Also taking into consideration multi-forms of discrimination

Gender (including transgender)



Sexual Orientation


Religion or Belief


The Equality Watch Scheme was critical to the delivery of the council’s aim to improve accountability, accessibility and openness and involve those who used the Council’s services in their design and delivery, which was aligned to the strategic objective to create an excellent council.


Resolved – That the final version of the Equality Watch Scheme 2009 to 2012 be agreed.


Publication date: 03/06/2009

Date of decision: 28/05/2009

Decided at meeting: 28/05/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/06/2009

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