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Equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce

We are committed to equality in employment, service provision and decision making. We want everyone, whether you are a member of staff or a member of the communities in which we work to be treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities.

We recognise the value of difference; a diverse workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives and this will facilitate growth and improvements to services.

Take a look at our Equality & Diversity page to find out more.

Our equality objectives are below.

We will improve employment opportunities for disabled people

As a Disability Confident Leader, we will improve recruitment and retention rates of disabled people within the council and work with businesses locally to improve disability employment rates countywide and through our approach to procurement.

We will build inclusive communities

To connect our communities and improve levels of tolerance and integration for our diverse communities we will support better partnership working on equality. This work will support a series of events that foster good relations between groups.

We will build an inclusive and welcoming employee culture

Through our transformation programme we will become a more inclusive organisation by improving our staff engagement through the development of staff networks and improving how we collect, monitor, analyse and utilise staff diversity data.


  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions
Stonewall Diversity
Disability Confident

In partnership with

  • Stonewall Diversity
  • Disability Confident
Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ