PUBLIC INFORMATION SHOWING COMPLIANCE WITH THE GENERAL EQUALITY DUTY
Birmingham City Council is subject to the requirements of the Equality Act public sector equality duty. The Duty consists of a general equality duty, which is set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 itself, and the specific duties which came into law on 10 September 2011.
We have created this host page to direct you to specific information in respect of our service areas and our workforce. In order to make the information as easy to access as possible. The information we have published includes information relating to people who share a relevant protected characteristic and who are our employees, as well people affected by our policies and practices.To demonstrate compliance with the broad principles of the equality duty the council has integrated consideration of equality and good relations into its' day-to-day business. In doing so we have considered how our functions can affect different groups in different ways, and how this might contribute to greater inequality and poor outcomes.
As a result of this process the council is able to consider how we reflect equality considerations into the design of our policies and the delivery of our services, including undertaking an analyses of the impact of proposals being considered, and for these issues to be kept under review, as a way of positively contributing to the advancement of equality and good relations. Compliance with the general equality duty is not just a legal obligation for the council, but it also makes good business sense. In order to carry out our core business more efficiently we must provide services to meet the diverse needs of our users.
In addition we recognise that a workforce that has a supportive environment is more productive. As such through our Excellence in People Management business transformation programme we have developed a number of ways to support our employees and managers – giving everyone the tools to maximise their potential and provide the best services possible.
Our work around equalities is subject to an ongoing review and assessment and improvements are being sought where gaps have been identified. As such the information that emerges will be posted on these pages as and when they become available.
Please follow the relevant links below to each of our service areas:
|Directorates / Service Areas||Equality Information Source||
|Corporate Resources Equality Information||
||Corporate Performance Information||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Third Sector Funding||Email: email@example.com|
|Useful Data||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
||CYPF Equality Information||Email:email@example.com
|Adults & Communities||Email:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health and Well-Being Partnership|
|JSNA Priority Theme||
|Local Services Equality Information||
The links below provide access to a wider range of information held by the city council on its website and associated pages. These information sources support the council's decision-making process.
Sustainable Community Strategy homepage: Birmingham 2026 is the long-term sustainable community strategy shaping Birmingham's future. It has been developed by Birmingham City Council and the local strategic partnership.
Council Plan homepage: The Council Business Plan sets out the high level medium term corporate plan for the council, incorporating our key priorities and the budget, resources and workforce plans that support them. It sets the direction for business planning across the whole organisation for the medium term. The detailed implementation plans to achieve the key priorities will be captured in the Directorate Business Plans and in Cabinet Member and Committee reports at the start of the financial year.
Birmingham's Budget: The council has gathered information from a range of groups as a result of the public meetings held around the budget proposals.
Consultation and Engagement homepage: Birmingham City Council values the views of local people and this page outlines the various ways in which the Council consults and engages its citizens such as the Be Heard and Be Involved databases. The databases lets you track what people have been asked, what they have said and what the council or other organisations have done as a result.
Equality Analysis homepage: Equality analysis is a way of considering the potential effects of proposals on different groups protected from discrimination by the Equality Act. It involves using equality information, and the results of engagement with protected groups and others, to understand the actual effect or the potential effect of functions, policies or decisions.
Democracy homepage: As a provider of vital services on behalf of local communities and those who live and work in them, Birmingham City Council operates with a billion pound annual turnover.
Birmingham Faith Map - The aim of this website is to map and record the activities being undertaken by people of faith, or faith organisations, led and supported by Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Gurdwaras or Temples, or other activity and gathering, for the benefit of community groups.