Equality Matters - Share Your Views

Closed 26 Aug 2019

Opened 18 Jun 2019


Brent Council is renewing its Equality Strategy for 2019-2023 which will contain its equality objectives for the next four years and we would like your views and ideas on what should be included.

Why we are consulting

The Equality Act 2010 requires all public authorities, like Brent Council, to publish one or more equality objectives it thinks it should achieve to fulfil the public sector equality duty. These objectives must be renewed every four years.

The public sector equality duty requires public authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

This consultation exercise is asking everyone who lives, works and studies in Brent to give us their views and ideas on:

  • our suggested Equality Strategy vision
  • our ideas for potential equality objectives and
  • equality-related issues in the borough, such as barriers to equal treatment and opportunities faced by people who possess one or more protected characteristics.

Your views matter to us

We know that the best results and changes can only be achieved in partnership with you – Brent residents, students, workers, partner organisations, businesses and anyone who has an interest in the successes of Brent. That is why we are committed to ensuring the strategy and objectives are relevant to you through meaningful involvement by asking you for your ideas.

Your feedback is really important so please get involved. You are Brent’s eyes and ears and we need to hear from you!

To watch a short video with British Sign Language translation on our Equality Strategy consultation please click here.

How to take part

Please share your views by completing this short online questionnaire - it should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Paper and Easy Read versions are also available to download or can be collected from your local library. Please return completed paper questionnaires to your local library or to Natalie Gordon, Strategy and Partnerships, 4th Floor, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA0 OJF by 26 August 2019.

We will also be holding several events, including in Brent libraries, to find out your views and ideas - please find further information below. If you have any questions or comments, or if you have any additional requirements or need support to help you to participate in one of our events, please contact us using the details provided at the top.

This consultation will close on 26 August 2019 at 23:59.

You are providing this information to Brent Council's Strategy and Partnerships team. It is collected for the purpose of public consultation regarding our new equality objectives which is required to fulfil the council’s duties under the Equality Act 2010.

To find out more about how Brent Council protects and processes your data, your rights, and how to change the way your information is processed, read our privacy notice www.brent.gov.uk/privacy

Responses will not be attributed to individuals. By taking part in this survey you are agreeing to the above terms.

What happens next

Thank you to everyone who shared their views.

All feedback is currently being considered. Our new Equality Strategy 2019-23 will be published online here in Autumn 2019.

It will be also available in paper and easy-read formats – look out for them at your local library and on the Brent Council website.

If you have any comments or queries about this consultation, please contact equality@brent.gov.uk or telephone 020 8937 1231 / 07920 275212.



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