Strategic equality plan
In line with the Equality Act 2010 and public sector equality duty for Wales, all public authorities must produce a strategic equality plan containing set equality objectives.
The City and County of Swansea's strategic equality plan (initially for the period 2012-2016) was formally adopted by the council on 15 March 2012 and sets out how we will build on our previous equality and diversity scheme and our arrangements for meeting the new legislative duties.
Our equality objectives (included within the plan) are based on information from local, regional and national sources and highlight areas of inequality in service provision, service take up or attainment for or by specific groups with protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act.
These characteristics are:
- gender re-assignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief (including non-belief)
- sexual orientation
Each equality objective contains actions to achieve specific, measurable outcomes to reduce inequalities. across all of the protected characteristics.
As part of the public sector equality duty, we are required to publish annual equality and diversity review reports. These reports demonstrate our progress against the equality objectives and include details of additional work we have undertaken throughout the year.
Employer equality data
This report includes the workforce representation and a breakdown of men and women in the workplace.
Issues regarding Welsh language usage are dealt with under the council's Welsh language scheme.