Equalities policy

Our equalities policy

The council's Equality and Community Cohesion Policy (pdf, 298 KB) (opens new window) sets out how the council will eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between communities. 

For further information: 

Here's Our plan for treating everyone equally (pdf, 0.9 MB) (opens new window) (Easy Read Equalities and Community Cohesion Policy)

Equalities priorities

The Bristol City Council's Equality Plan 2012-15 (pdf, 63 KB) (opens new window) sets out the council's equality objectives and how we meet our public sector equality duty to promote equal opportunities, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations between different communities.

Environmental Access Standard

The Environmental Access Standards (pdf, 1.9 MB) (opens new window) has been authorised to take into account local expectations of good accessible design and national changes in technical, legal and governmental guidance to promote Best Practice in environmental design.

Equalities monitoring

Monitoring people by equalities group is an essential tool we use to identify inequalities both in service delivery and in employment. 

This enables us to take action to reduce and eliminate differences in uptake/representation/outcomes experienced by different groups of service users and employees and to improve our services for the benefit of Bristol’s communities.

Equalities Monitoring forms in 

Sub-contractors and grant aided organisations

The council requires its sub-contractors and grant aided organisations to have equalities policies in place to ensure services carried out on the council’s behalf address the needs of our diverse communities.

Guidelines for an Equal Opportunities Policy for a small organisation (pdf, 10 KB) (opens new window)

Contact information

Equality and Community Cohesion Team

Bristol City Council, 100 Temple Street

P O Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Email: equalities.team@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 2662

Fax: 0117 922 2392