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Equality and diversity

Dartford Borough Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity, both as a provider of services and as an employer. The Council recognises that diversity is an asset to the Borough and that equality of opportunity is important to all regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief or any other factor.

Individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles and experiences live and work in the Borough, and the Council will ensure that everyone in Dartford can fully participate in the social, cultural and economic wealth of the Borough.

Our commitment is outlined in more depth in our Equality and Diversity Document Framework - PDF, 942.58 KB

We have rigorous systems in place for ensuring that equality and diversity is taken into account across all services and in the development of Council policies, practices and procedures. Several services have already completed Customer Access Reviews as part of an ongoing corporate assessment programme.

If you would like more information on this, or any other aspect of our equalities agenda, contact us online: Online form.

Dartford Borough Council Equality Action Plan

The Action Plan sets out how the Council will meet the equality aims and objectives as set out in the Dartford Borough Council Equality and Diversity Document Framework - Achieving Customer Service Excellence. The Action Plan is currently being updated and will be published shortly.

We want to hear from you

We welcome any comments or views you have on our Equality and Diversity Document Framework and Customer Access Reviews. Your opinions are important to us and will inform future reviews of our progress.

  • To a make a comment, please contact us Online: Online form or telephone 01322 343418.

Equality Advisory and Support Service

The Equality Advisory and Support Service advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights. The service can be contacted on 0808 800 0082 or text-phone 0808 800 0084. For more information visit www.equalityadvisoryservice.com.

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