East Sussex County Council recognises that different people have different needs and assets and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity in employment and service delivery.
We will challenge discrimination and encourage respect, understanding and dignity for everyone living, working and visiting East Sussex. We will do this through our influence in the community, strategic planning and policy formation in employment and service delivery and through all our other day to day work.
There are links on the left to resources and information on each of the characteristics protected in law.
We will be adding to and updating these over time.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion learning offer is set out below, along with a short guide to the Equality Impact Assessment process.
Click the links below to view details of each eLearning course.
Neurodiversity eLearning is no longer available. Please visit the Disability page for links to resources and information on neurodiversity. To access this page click the link on the left menu.
Click the links below to view details of each training course.
Autism Awareness course - This course provides an introduction to the autism spectrum and how it is experienced by different individuals. Learn how best to support and understand individuals. The session will be interactive, with discussion around lived experiences.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for managers - This course has an emphasis on working with staff, partners and customers in an inclusive way. It is suitable for managers, commissioners and aspiring managers.
Neurodiversity At Work Awareness course - This course offers an overview of the neurodiverse profile and practical ideas for the workplace so that you can work at your best.
If you have any questions about the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion learning offer please contact Jo Murfin, Lead Learning & Development Consultant at email@example.com
There are nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010, which are:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
Councils are also required to consider and respond to the needs of people who are former or current members of the armed forces and their families. East Sussex County Council also recognises two additional characteristics, which are rurality and carers.
For an overview of the characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010 and refresher on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please view the Equality & Diversity eLearning
Intersectionality is the term used to acknowledge that we may have various social identities which may correspond to specific forms of oppression. From an intersectional perspective, aspects of a person’s identity, for example race, class and gender are understood to be enmeshed. The term was coined in 1989 by Kimberlé Crenshaw as a means of discussing the multiple oppressions that some people experience.
To find out more click here to watch a short video What is intersectionality?
Equality Impact Assessments
Watch our six minute guide to Equality Impact Assessments.
Click here to watch or press the play symbol in the centre of the below image.
To turn on captions click the button labelled CC. To view the full transcript click the button to the left of CC labelled ‘search transcript’.
Equality Impact Assessment Workshops are available to support you. Click this link for the next Equality Impact Assessment Workshop.
This workshop will be interactive, with discussion around lived experiences.