Equality and Diversity
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Equality is about everyone having the same chances in life and getting the same access to the services they need.
Diversity is about understanding that people have different needs and aspirations. We cannot achieve equality without addressing diversity.
Equality is not about treating everyone the same.
(Source: Fairness and Freedom Report 2007)
Our ambition for children and young people as reflected in the council plan is as follows:
We want Cumbria to be a great place to be a child and grow up in; a place of opportunity where young people are able to live happy and productive lives; a place where young people will want to live and work in the future.
Our contribution to support the Council's key priorities and aspirations will be through out four Directorate priorities:
- To support children and young people to be the best they can;
- Targeting resources to support the most vulnerable and keeping children and young people safe;
- Maximising opportunities and raising aspirations;
- Strengthening services and improving partnerships.
(Source: Children's Services Directorate Service Plan 2012 - 13)
Children`s Services Equalities Action Plans
For further information and reports regarding Equality and Diversity, please see the links below: