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Decision details

Sheffield City Council Equality Objectives 2019-23

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Our Equality Objectives are important to us as an organisation.  They guide the work we carry out in the city and demonstrate our commitment to challenging inequality and promoting a fair and inclusive City.  By law the Council is required to set at least one Equality Objective every four years.  Our current objectives run until 2018.  Following a public consultation, we have produced a final draft of our Equality Objectives for 2019-22, which are now being presented for approval.

 

Decision:

The Cabinet Member is asked:

 

1.            To approve Sheffield City Council’s Equality Objectives for 2019-23 (Appendix 1); and

 

2.            To note ‘Sheffield City Council Equality Objectives 2019-23: Consultation Report’ (Appendix 2)

Reasons for the decision:

1.    As a Council, we have a major role in tackling inequality.  Our Equality Objectives guide the work we carry out in the city and demonstrate our commitment to challenging inequality and promoting a fair and inclusive City. 

 

2.    We expect our objectives to have a positive impact across groups with protected characteristics.  To help us focus on a small number of important areas, so we can make a difference, we are proposing setting 4 objectives each with a set of 3 more specific aims.

Alternative options considered:

1.    We have a statutory duty to publish at least one Equality Objective every four years, and so there are no other lawful options available.  Our current Equality Objectives run from 2014-18, so we now need to publish our objectives for the next 4 year period, 2019-2023.

Publication date: 12/04/2019

Date of decision: 11/04/2019

Effective from: 19/04/2019

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