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Equality and diversity in Sutton

Our commitment to equality and diversity

Our vision

Our vision is to build a community in which all can take part and all can take pride. This vision can only be realised through a true commitment by the Council and Sutton's residents to promoting diversity and ensuring that we recognise and celebrate difference within the context of fairness and equality.

We understand that as a public body, community leader, a service provider, a major employer and a commissioner of goods and services, the Council has a clear social and statutory responsibility to prevent discrimination and advance equality.

Our Equality and Diversity Framework explains the Council’s commitment and approach to eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advancing equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations in Sutton over the next 4 years. It sets out:


  • the governance arrangements for equality and diversity within the Council
  • the roles and responsibilities for equality and diversity in Sutton
  • overarching principles governing the Council’s approach to equality and diversity; and 
  • the objectives the Council aims to achieve within the next four years. 

The Equality and diversity framework complements and reflects the key priorities set out in London Borough of Sutton’s Corporate Plan 2018-2023 and its commitment to being an Open Council.