Equalities in Haringey
Equalities in Haringey
Haringey Council is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity, fairness and quality of life for all, both in terms of how we work with the community and in our role as an employer.
The Equalities profile of Haringey (PDF, 677KB) presents a summary of the characteristics of the borough's population against the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
The Haringey Borough Plan Equality Impact Assessment presents the inequalities that people with these protected characteristics face, assessed against the priorities outlined in the Borough Plan 2019-23. These have been identified through data analysis (at national, regional and local level where available) and are representative of the main issues, but are by no means exhaustive of all the aspects faced by people with protected characteristics.
Borough Plan 2019-23
The Borough Plan 2019-23 (PDB, 2MB) sets out our Equality Principles and Equality Objectives:
- Work with residents and employees to create communities which are able to come together, value diversity and challenge discrimination
- Actively talk to community groups who are made up of and/or support people with protected characteristics
- Work alongside the wider voluntary sector, statutory partners and local businesses to promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations
- Continue to monitor and assess the impact of our strategies, policies, programmes, projects and commissioning on equalities
- Improve and strengthen the collection and use of equality data, so that we can seek to improve outcomes for groups with protected characteristics
- Continuously seek to improve our approach to promoting equality, drawing on best practice from elsewhere, input from our staff equality networks and feedback from our residents
- Ensure that the requirements of the Equality Act are well communicated in the borough; starting conversations about equalities at the earliest opportunity; and fostering an environment where everyone understands their responsibilities under the Act
- To narrow the gap in outcomes
- To identify and reduce violence that has a disproportionate impact on particular communities and groups
- To support the development of strong communities
- To have a diverse workforce at all levels of the organisation
To meet our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010 (external link) we conduct equalities monitoring and we undertake equality impact assessments on policy changes and decisions that are likely to have significant impacts on residents who are protected under the Equality Act. These assessments enable us to predict impacts, help prevent negative impacts, and help us ensure that mitigating measures are put in place where possible.
If you would like further information on equalities, or to give feedback on our web pages, please contact:
Policy and Strategy Team
River Park House
225 High Road
Tel: 020 8489 2518