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Equalities Policy and Action Plan - Update

This report provides an update on the current Equalities objectives and action plan.


A refreshed action plan has been developed in consultation with key service areas. The action plan was last revised in 2020 in response to the pandemic and the challenges faced in tackling disadvantage in Maidstone. It is important that it

continues to reflect the current challenges faced by residents and staff so the Council can deliver on its Equalities objectives.


A light touch revision has been made to the current Equalities Policy. This is outlined at paragraph 2.17-2.21 in the report and is proposed to ensure recent legislative changes are referenced in the Policy document.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/09/2022

Decision due: 25 Jan 2023 by Executive

Lead director: Director of Strategy, Insight and Governance

Department: Policy and Communications

Contact: Orla Sweeney Email:


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  • Equalities Policy and Action Plan - Update