The diversity of our community is one of our most valued assets. Strong communities will thrive and prosper if individuals and groups are treated fairly and with respect, and given access to the services they need.
Our aim is to provide opportunities to Southwark's residents, businesses and organisations to fully engage in the community. We understand that for equality to be achieved it must be something that everyone understands and feels able to contribute to. We will ensure that residents are involved in making our services more accessible.
Our Approach to Equality sets out our policies in respect to equality. It explains what the government expects of us as a public sector organisation, what you can expect from the council in terms of the way we will plan and deliver our services, and what the council is committed to doing. It explains our approach to advance equality of opportunity in the borough by making equality part of our day to day business.