Equality and diversity overview

Equality and diversity

Slough Borough Council has a long commitment to progressing the equalities agenda and our track record in delivering culturally sensitive, equitable services to an increasingly diverse community is strong. The council seeks to foster an environment in which a person has an equal entitlement to high quality services, employment and opportunities for personal development, regardless of ethnic or racial origin, religion or belief, disability, age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or family circumstance.

Slough is a culturally diverse town with many different groups and ethnicities residing side by side. Diversity in Slough is a true success story and one of many reasons we are proud of this unique town.

However, equality is much broader than race and ethnicity. It groups all the things which make us different, and can influence our opportunities in life including gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, age, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and transgender.

Working for equality of opportunity is at the heart of Slough Borough Council. This is for both our staff and the wide range of services we provide. The council seeks to foster an environment where a person has an equal entitlement to high quality services and opportunities for personal development.

To maintain equality and diversity in Slough we have some general and some more specific policies and procedures, detailed on the following pages.

For more information on equalities legislation, please visit: