Inclusion and Diversity Policy
Basildon is five towns in one borough, with town centres in Billericay, Laindon, Pitsea and Wickford as well Basildon itself. Basildon is becoming increasingly diverse which is not only being driven by its proximity to London, but also due to good commuter access.
Basildon Council recognises and values the diversity of all people that live, work and visit the borough. The Council is committed to providing inclusive efficient, effective and relevant services to our residents and to ensuring that we are an inclusive employer.
As a public sector organisation, the Council has a statutory duty to ensure that equality, diversity and human rights are embedded into all its functions and activities as required by the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. The Equality Act legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in the community. It is underpinned by the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), which supports good decisionmaking by ensuring public bodies (and others providing public services) consider how different people will be affected by their activities. The PSED also seeks to ensure that the Council is delivering accessible services which meet different people's needs.
The Inclusion and Diversity Policy also has a related Strategy which can be found here.
More information on Basildon Borough Council's commitment to Inclusion and Diversity can be found here.