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Equality and diversity

Equality

is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Diversity

is about recognising and valuing difference for the benefit of South Ayrshire communities, people who use our services and our staff.

South Ayrshire's commitment

South Ayrshire Council is fully committed to the general principles of fairness, equality and human rights and seeks to apply these principles in all that it does as a community leader, service provider and employer, education authority and Licensing Board by:

  • challenging and eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation wherever it can;
  • being inclusive, fair minded and transparent in all that it does;
  • tackling prejudice and promoting understanding and inclusion; and
  • consulting and engaging with service users and employees

The Council has developed its Equality and Diversity Strategy which sets out the its approach to equality and diversity and provides in detail the Council’s arrangements for meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations.

Council has responsibilities under this legislation as:

  • a Service Provider
  • an Employer
  • an Education Authority
  • a Licensing Board and

The Strategy explains these responsibilities along with more detailed information on:

  • how equality is built into everything the Council does (mainstreaming) and
  • the improvements and changes from the work it is taking forward on its own and in partnership to meet the equality and diversity needs and priorities identified by its communities (equality outcomes).

As the Council continues to make progress its Equality and Diversity Strategy will continue to develop and build into a resource of equality and diversity information and guidance which we hope will be of use to individuals, communities, and our stakeholder organisations.

Co-ionannachd is Iomadachd

Is ann mu dheidhinn cruthachadh co-chomunn nas cothromaiche anns an urrainn gach neach pàirt a ghabhail agus cothrom fhaighinn air an cuid comais a ruighinn a tha co-ionannachd. Is ann mu dheidhinn aithneachadh agus luachadh eadar-dhealachadh chum buannachd choimhearsnachdan Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas, agus dhaoine a tha a’ cleachdadh ar seirbheisean agus ar luchd-obrach, a tha iomadachd.

Tha Comhairle Siorrachd Àir a Deas fo làn chùmhnant ri prionnsapalan coitcheann cothromachd, co-ionannachd agus còirichean daonna agus airson gun coilean iad na prionnsapalan sin anns gach nì a nì iad mar stiùiriche coimhearsnachd, mar sholaraiche seirbheis agus mar bhuidheann-fastaidh, ùghdarras foghlaim agus Bòrd Ceadachaidh le bhith:

  • a’ toirt dùbhlan agus a’ cur às do lethspreidh mì-laghail, sàrachadh agus ìobairteachd uair sam bith as urrainn dhaibh;
  • in-ghabhalach, cothromach agus soilleir anns gach nì a nì iad;
  • a’ dèiligeadh ri claon-bhàigh agus a’ brosnachadh tuigse agus in-ghabhail; agus
  • a’ sireadh comhairle agus a’ dol an sàs le luchd-cleachdaidh seirbheis agus luchd-obrach

Bidh sealladh na Comhairle a thaobh co-ionannachd agus iomadachd a’ suidhe taobh a-staigh co-theacsa nas fharsainge far a bheil Sealladh gnàthaichte na Comhairle gu bhith a’ stèidheachadh Siorrachd Àir a Deas mar a’ choimhearsnachd as beòthaile, as in-ghabhalaiche agus as seasmhaiche ann an Alba. Mar bhunait air an seo tha luachan agus prionnsapalan stiùiridh ris a bheil sinn a’ gabhail gu bhith:

  • ag èisteachd agus a’ toirt aire do na tha sinn a’ cluinntinn
  • onarach, soilleir agus treun nar cuid obrach
  • for-ghnìomhach ag obair ann an com-pàirt
  • a’ brosnachadh co-ionannachd le bhith a’ dèiligeadh ri leth-spreidh agus ana-cothrom
  • a’ strì airson sàr-mhaitheas
  • a’ togail àm ri teachd a bhios seasmhach airson na sgìre

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