Equal opportunities and diversity

As the UK’s principal cultural relations organisation the British Council is strongly committed to Equal Opportunity & Diversity.  Equal opportunity is focused on legislating against unjustified discrimination and the fair treatment of specific groups. It’s about treating people fairly, identifying and removing barriers that get in the way of this and redressing existing imbalances, so that groups which continue to be disadvantaged gain access to opportunities for full participation in the workplace and in wider society.

Diversity is focused on making effective use of the differences and similarities between people. It’s about creating working environments that value a range of differences, believing that understanding and managing these can lead to organisational and societal benefit.

Disability Action Plan

The promotion of disability equality is in line with our corporate values, which are integrity, mutuality, valuing individuals, creativity and professionalism.

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Equality Scheme

The purpose of our Equality Scheme is to set out how the British Council proposes to fulfil the duties created by Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 in relation to all of its functions, powers and duties in Northern Ireland.

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Section 75 Progress Report

Public Authority 2013-14 Annual Progress Report on Section 75 of the NI Act 1998 and Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Order (DDO) 2006.

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Equality Screening and Impact Assessment

Whenever we introduce/revise policies, or new ways of working we need to consider these changes from different perspectives to ensure we meet the needs of diverse groups of people. This process is called Equality Screening and Impact Assessment

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