Equality & Diversity Statement

The Public Sector Equality Duty, which is part of the Equality Act 2010, establishes both a general and specific duties for public bodies.
By law, public bodies must try to:
• eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
• advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
• foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

The Act explains that ‘due regard’ for advancing equality involves:
• removing or minimising disadvantages experienced by people due to their protected characteristics
• taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people
• encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low
Hillingdon Safeguarding Children Partnership has a stated vision to strive for every child and young person to be and feel safe, enjoy good physical, emotional and mental health, have pride in their unique identifies, feel that they belong and have opportunities to thrive.
The Safeguarding Adult Board vision is for Hillingdon citizens, irrespective of age, race, gender, culture, religion, disability or sexual orientation to be able to live with their rights protected, in safety, free from abuse and the fear of abuse.
The Safeguarding Partnership is committed to ensuring that all our activities are underpinned by equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and promoting good relations.