Decision details

Diversity and Inclusion - Progress Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report will provide an overview of the Council's approach to Diversity and Inclusion, work undertaken to strengthen delivery over the last 12 months and proposed priority areas to progress in 2023.



“Working to ensure everyone in Staffordshire has the best opportunity they can to do well, to thrive and be happy is at the core of the values of this council.


As a major employer, we want to lead by example to others across the county. I am proud of the progress which has been made but recognise too that more work still needs to be done to make Staffordshire a truly inclusive place to live and work.”


Alan White, Leader of the Council


Reasons for the Decision – To consider progress in 2022 and proposed areas of focus for 2023/24 to further strengthen the Council’s approach to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion both within the organisation and across Staffordshire.


Decision – (a) That the progress of the Council’s work to further strengthen its approach to equality, diversity and inclusion, including delivery of the delivery plan be noted.


(b) That the Council's Gender Pay Gap report and Workforce profile as reported in April 2022 be noted.


(c) That the emerging priorities for 2023/24 as part of the Council’s continued commitment to promote equality, diversity and inclusion, be approved.

Report author: Kerry Dove

Publication date: 16/02/2023

Date of decision: 15/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/02/2023

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