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Equality and Diversity

Shepway District Council are committed to equal access for everybody to the Council's services

To comply with the Equality Act 2010, the council has produced:

  • an Equality and Diversity policy
  • a set of Equality and Diversity objectives that will help us to deliver the policy

The Equality and Diversity Policy confirms our commitment to:

  • remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people because of their protected characteristics (including age, disability, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, relationship status, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, and social and economic status)
  • take steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of others    
  • encourage people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where they are under-represented

The policy was updated this year (2015) - the cabinet report for this submission is below:

pdf icon Cabinet report - Equality and Diversity policy [122kb]

The Disability Equality Scheme

Shepway's Disability Equality Scheme describes how the council will actively promote equal opportunities for disabled people, both as service users and employees.

pdf icon Disability Equality Scheme [224kb]

Policy on children and vulnerable adults

Our policy and procedures for the protection of children and vulnerable adults are contained in these 3 documents:

Racial harassment policy

Shepway District Council will not tolerate any form of racial harassment against:

  • anyone living in Shepway
  • council staff and contractors
  • anyone visiting the council's property

Read the Coast and Countryside Racial Harassment Policy which Shepway has signed up to.

pdf icon Racial harassment policy [133kb]

See or get hard copies of policies

If you would like us to post you a paper copy or would like the information in another format (eg large print), email

You can see paper copies of these policies at the Civic Centre in Folkestone or our One Stop Services in New Romney. Ask at reception.

Civic Centre
Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2QY

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5pm (Wednesday's from 09:30am)

New Romney One Stop Services
Church Approach
New Romney
TN28 8AS

Tuesdays and Fridays 9am to 12:30pm

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