In Children's Services, we recognise that equality and diversity is part of our core business. We have a strong culture of participation by, and in consultation with, children and young people, including those who are often hard to reach and vulnerable.
We are committed to providing accessible services and continually work to identify inequalities and remove barriers.
Equality Impact Assessment is a rigorous and systematic tool for checking that services, policies, strategies/plans and projects take into account the needs of those groups identified in law as being at risk of discrimination.
Equality Impact Assessments for Children’s Services:
The County Council recommends that schools should adopt a single equality scheme to promote equality and diversity, in line with the Equality Act 2010. We have developed a toolkit to help development of a scheme.
A summary of the Equality Act 2010 for schools 63kb is also available to download.
Further information on equality and diversity in Hampshire County Council.