We recognise that people who provide and use our services come from diverse backgrounds and have different experiences and needs. We value this diversity and the ways in which it contributes to the richness of life and character of our community.
We will develop, commission and deliver services that will help to overcome discrimination and disadvantage. We want every resident and visitor to West Lancashire to be treated fairly and with dignity regardless of age, gender, disability, race, belief and sexual orientation and with respect to their marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or gender reassignment status. We also acknowledge that in December 2016, the UK Government formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of anti-Semitism;
“Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
We will use our position and influence to promote equality in all aspects of community life.
Everyone that works or has a role at West Lancashire Borough Council will:
We will regular monitor and report on the progress we make in addressing discrimination and disadvantage in our Borough and this progress will be evaluated regularly by our senior managers and elected members.