Birmingham City Council

Equality Information


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.

We have created this host page to direct you to specific equalities information on our service areas and our workforce, in order to make the information as easy to access as possible. The information we have published includes details of 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 looked at 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 undertake an analyses of the impact of proposals 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.

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.

The Birmingham City Council Equality Act 2010, Specific Duties Information Published 2014 document below provides a brief overview of the City Council's key priorities as detailed in the Leader's Policy Statement and contains a number of key initiatives that reflect delivery of the Council’s mission of:

  • Fairness - To protect the most vulnerable in our city, open up opportunities to the most excluded and narrow the gap in life chances between our citizens
  • Prosperity - To help make Birmingham the Enterprise Capital of Britain and create a Green City and a Smart City that provides growth and jobs for all
  • Democracy - To deliver on our vision for devolution and localisation and to rebuild engagement in local democracy by putting local people and communities at the heart of everything we do

Please follow the relevant links below to each of our service areas:

Directorates / Service Areas Equality Information Source

Mailbox Contacts

Corporate Resources Equality Information

Corporate Performance Information Email:

Children, Young People and Families

CYPF Equality Information

Equality and Diversity
Adults & Communities

Equalities Information

Local Services

Local Services Equality Information

We have also provided links to information held by the city council on its website and associated pages. These information sources support the council's decision-making process.

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.

Equality assessment homepage: Equality assessment 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.

LGBT Equality - Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

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.

Related Links

Equality Act 2010

Corporate Equality Objectives