Equality and Diversity

We are committed to ensuring our activities, whether in employment, service provision or consultation and community partnership, are free from discrimination.

We recognises discrimination occurs in society. We therefore take proactive steps to ensure everyone is treated equally.

We always recognise the needs of those who lack resources or face disadvantage and consider how services can best respond.

We ensure people are always treated fairly so no-one receives less favourable treatment than others, on grounds which are irrelevant.

We ensure conditions or requirements applied to an activity or service are justified and do not have a disproportionately adverse effect on particular groups.

We make equality of opportunity an integral part of our services to ensure that all sections of the community have the same access rights.

We have in place an Equality Policy that applies to all staff, councillors and partner organisations and that supports our aim of equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment practices. 

The Modern Slavery Statement under documents below sets out Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Council's stand on all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.