Equality, diversity and inclusion

Diversity recognises that, though people have things in common with each other, they are also different in many ways. Inclusion is where those differences are seen as a benefit, and where perspectives and differences are shared, leading to better decisions.


Everyone should have a right to equal access to employment and, when employed, should have equal pay and equal access to training and development.

"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance," Verna Myers, inclusion expert

In this section you’ll find information and advice on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.


Equality Framework for Local Government

LGA Guide – How to be more inclusive

LGA Workforce Survey

External resources

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) – Managing Diversity and Inclusion at Work report which highlights touch points in the employee life cycle that may contain barriers to equality and practical recommendations. 

Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) – Excellence in diversity and inclusion