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Equality Policy 2018 - 2022

Ends: 11 Mar 2018


Draft Equality Policy and Objectives 2018 - 2022


Oxfordshire County Council is refreshing its Equality Policy and Objectives, which sets out the approach we take to make Oxfordshire a fair and more equal to live and work.

It is important that our Equality Policy meets the needs of Oxfordshire’s diverse communities. Please take the time to read the documents provided below and have your say (scroll down to the bottom of this page).

An easy read document has provided and we are keen to meet with any group or organisation to discuss the draft policy during the consultation period.

Equality Act

The council is committed to the principles of equality diversity, fairness and inclusion. As a public authority, we have legal duty under the Equality Act 2012 to:

  • Stop and prevent unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Keep working to improve and promote equal opportunities
  • Encourage and maintain good relationships between people with protected characteristics and those without.

Protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and/or beliefs, sex and sexual orientation.


To help us to review and refresh our Equality Policy and develop new draft objectives we have carried out a self-assessment. This has involved talking to a wide range of people, reviewing data and our progress against the current policy. This process has identified some good practice and also highlighted areas where we need to improve. These are reflected in the draft documents.

Please read the information provided on this consultation. Your views and opinions matter. Please take the time to respond.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Equality Policy 2018 - 2022
Description Oxfordshire County Council has produced a new draft Equality Policy for 2018 - 2022. This will be our second Equality Policy since the Equality Act in 2010. This second policy includes ten new objectives and we would like you to tell us what you think about the areas we believe we should be focussing on.
Dates From 29 Jan 2018 at 00:00 to 11 Mar 2018 at 23:59. The results will be published by 18 Apr 2018.
Status Open
Contact Name Amy Allen
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 07920 084362
Contact Postal Address Policy Team
County Hall
New Road
Contact Details

Consultation Topic Equalities
Target Audience Oxfordshire residents, Young people , Families and parents, Older people , Carers, Black and minority ethnic people, People with a learning disability, People with a physical disability, People with a sensory disability , People with mental health issues, Councillors, Businesses, Public sector organisations, Schools, Voluntary organisations and community groups, Staff
Geographical Area Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Yarnton, Oxford City, Benson, Berinsfield and Wallingford, Chalgrove, Thame Watlington and Wheatley, Goring and Henley, Didcot, Abingdon, Faringdon, Grove and Wantage, Burford and Carterton, Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock, Witney