Equality and Diversity Information
Equality of opportunity and valuing
diversity is at the heart of everything that Bedford Borough
Council does. All our policies, service plans, practices and
procedures will reflect and incorporate this
In providing services and in employing staff
the Council aims to give equal opportunities, treatment, and access
to everyone and will recognise and value difference.
No individual or group of people will be
treated less favourably than anyone else in applying for services,
for a job or for a contract with the Council because of their:
- ethnic origin
- marital status
- nationality or national origin
- religious or political beliefs
- responsibilities for dependents
- gender re-assignment
- sexual orientation
- trade union activity
- unrelated criminal convictions
- involvement in public service
The Council will work with the community to
identify and seek ways of overcoming barriers which prevent them
from using Council services.
In putting this policy into action, the
Council will work to make its services accessible to all sections
of the local community.
The Council will take positive steps to
encourage job applications from underrepresented sections of the
community. The Council is aiming to have a workforce which at all
levels fully represents the community.
More information associated with this mission
statement can be found on the Council’s
Equality and Diversity webpage.