Equality and Diversity
Equality objectives for Hampshire County Council
The Equality Act 2010 places a Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) on public bodies.
The general duty requires public bodies to pay due regard, in the exercise of their functions, to the following three aims
eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
The PSED is supported by a set of specific duties which are intended to help public bodies to carry out the above aims in a way that is tangible, transparent and accountable.
A key specific duty is to:
prepare and publish one or more measurable and specific equality objective(s)
Hampshire’s equality objectives
Hampshire’s objectives focus on three priority areas
improving equality of access to services for all communities
understanding the needs of the community
workforce action; ensuring best practice in recruitment and inclusion