In 2010, we were confirmed as an "achieving" council under the Equality Framework for Local Government. There are three levels under the framework: developing, achieving and excellent.
In January 2010, an independent team of assessors made up of officers and councillors from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Bassetlaw District Council and Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council carried out a diversity peer challenge to assess our status under the then new Equality Framework for Local Government.
We prepared a self-assessment for the team and a series of case studies demonstrating how we make a difference to residents through many of our services and activities.
The team spent two days talking to over sixty people about our work on equalities, before awarding us ‘achieving' status. The good work recognised by the peers included our understanding of the community and use of information and the Youth Bus, work with migrant workers and the positive attitude of our staff. The team felt we are well on the way to achieving ‘excellent' status.
Councillor Mike Quigley (MBE), Diversity Peer Challenge Team Leader said, "Wychavon has a good knowledge of the whole community, vulnerable groups and strong self-awareness as an organisation. Wychavon is one of the few councils to have all buildings fully accessible to those with disabilities".
Please use the links below to view our self-assessment and the Peer Team's feedback:
- Final Self Assessment
- Wychavon Case Studies
- Equalities Framework For Local Government - Achieving Presentation
- Diversity Peer Challenge - Report and Recommendations