Equality and diversity

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, sex, disability, race, belief and sexual orientation and with respect to their marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or gender reassignment status - the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. We will use our position and influence to promote equality in all aspects of community life.

Please read our policy and related documents, below.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2022 - 2026 (PDF, 303KB)

EDI Strategy 2022 - 2026 Appendix 1 (PDF, 130KB)

EDI Strategy 2022 - 2026 Appendix 3 (PDF, 139KB)

EDI Strategy 2022 - 2026 Appendix 4 (PDF, 179KB)

Our approach to equality