Our aim is to make equality a central part of the way we work by putting it at the centre of policy-making, service delivery and employment practice. Delivering equality means taking a consistent approach to improving our services and takling differences in outcomes.
Our Equality Objectives
It is vital that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that our services are fair, transparent, promote equality of opportunity and do not have an adverse impact on any particular group. Any information provided for monitoring purposes will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individual to be identified.
Equality Framework for Local Government
The Equality Framework for Local Government (EFLG) is a framework for councils to help build equality into everything they do. It includes our role as a community leader, service providers and employer. It replaced the previous Equality Standard for Local Government in 2009. Through using the EFLG we are also able to compare our performance to that of other councils.
The EFLG has three levels of achievement:
Developing - Understanding the importance of equality
Achieving - Developing better outcomes
Excellent - Making a difference.
Each of these levels covers five areas:
- Knowing your community and equality mapping
- Place shaping, leadership, partnership and organisational commitment
- Community engagement and satisfaction
- Responsive services and customer care
- A modern and diverse workforce
We are currently at the Excellent level.
View the EFLG full report (pdf, 127.7Kb)
View the EFLG Excellent level narrative (pdf, 574Kb)
View the EFLG Excellent level case studies - January 2011 (pdf, 286Kb)
For more information on the EFLG visit the Local Government Improvement and Development website.
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Newcastle City Council is an Employment Service Disability Symbol user
Equality Impact and Needs Assessments
Equality Impact and Needs Assessments (EINAs) are a tool to make sure we consider equality issues when developing or changing policies, procedures and services. EINAs have been completed for all budget proposals.
There are currently three staff groups where staff meet to share information, raise concerns and raise awareness.