Issue details

Equality Objectives for Kent - 11/01810

KCC is required to set Equality Objectives that are specific and measurable and which will enable the Council to show progress on equality. They must be consistent with the Equality Act. This duty came into force on 6 April 2012. 


KCC’s equality objectives have been developed drawing on the council’s current priorities and taking into account known areas of national concern in relation to equality.  A 12-week consultation on the equality objectives ended on 31 July 2012 and in order to mitigate any risk, KCC’s previous equality strategy has been carried over until the decision is made.


The Cabinet is asked to take the decision to adopt the proposed equality objectives as part of its Public Sector Equality Duty (‘The Duty’ Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010).


How the decision  relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

Public authorities are legally obliged to promote equality of opportunity and eliminate discrimination for service users and staff.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

Not applicable.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/12/2014

Decision due: 17 Sep 2012 by Cabinet

Department: Customer & Communities Directorate

Contact: Steve Charman, Head of Consultation and Engagement Email: Tel: 03000 415937.

Consultation process

Decision delayed due to restructure of Equality & Diversity Team and to allow proper consultation with KCC staff and stakeholders on the proposed objectives.



Not applicable.

Aims and level(s) of consultation :

Level : Medium

Key consultee groups :

KCC employees and stakeholders

Start and finish dates of consultation.

May – July 2012.

Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

Included in decision report.

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

September 2012


Informing Only (Who and when)


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

Policy & Resource Cabinet Committee on 11.7.2012.


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members? Yes.


Financial implications: Steve Charman Tel : 01622 694008 Email :

Legal implications: 11/01810

Equalities implications: The Equality Objectives are part of KCC’s Public Sector Equality Duty.