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Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2017-2021

Aberdeen City Council - Proposed New Equality Outcomes (2017 - 21)

On 15th March 2017 the following draft Equality Outcomes were agreed for 2017-21:

  • E.O 1: There are good community relations in Aberdeen.
  • E.O 2: There is learning provision and accommodation in place to meet the needs of Gypsy/ Traveller families.
  • E.O 3: Physical and social barriers are removed for those with a disability to access services and public realms.
  • E.O 4: We have in place support for BSL users to access services, information on services and to be involved in making improvements for the deaf and deaf/blind communities.
  • E.O 5: Aberdeen is a "City of Compassion/ Sanctuary".
  • E.O 6: Aberdeen is an LGBT+ friendly city with a strong community voice.
  • E.O 7: Older people have an empowered, actively involved community voice.
  • E.O 8: In Aberdeen there is a culture in which women's lives, opportunities and confidence are improved.
  • E.O 9: We have engaged and committed leaders, with the council and partners working together to reduce inequality, remove barriers and promote a culture of respect.
  • E.O 10: We have a human rights based culture within Aberdeen City Council.


The council is legally required to publish these in draft by 30th April. Following the election of 4th May, the incoming council will make any changes they feel are necessary and ratify the final version of the Outcomes. The Equality Outcomes are the results which we want to see happen over the next four years to make Aberdeen a better place for all its citizens and these were based on information from local, national research and engagement with communities. 
Download the summary report below, created by the Grampian Region Equality Council (GREC) after community consultation:


Give us your views:

Answer a survey on how important you think these Equality Outcomes are for communities of Aberdeen here:


Human Resources Equality Outcomes (2017 21)

The Equality Outcomes for Human Resources is:

  • Aberdeen City Council - a fair employer
    The two actions that sit below this equality outcome are:
    1.  We will maintain a diverse workforce and a culture that is free from unlawful discrimination and
    2.  Achieve and maintain pay equality within the workforce.

Education Authority Equality Outcomes (2017 21)

A summary of the Equality Outcomes for the Education Authority are:

  • E.O 1: Children and young people with a disability and their families are supported and included enabling them to achieve their full potential.
  • E.O 2: Pre-birth children (unborn babies) at risk due to issues that parents are dealing with such as; mental health, substance use and domestic violence are identified at an earlier stage.
    Vulnerable pregnant women are identified and supported at an early stage
  • E.O 3: LGBT+ pupils feel safe, respected and included in school.
  • E.O 4: All children and young people in Aberdeen have an understanding of their rights and develop the ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child's talents and abilities to their full potential.
  • E.O 5: External cultural organisations who receive investment from Aberdeen City Council actively promote and engage with those with protected characteristics in designing, planning and delivering activity.


View the full report detailing the above Equality Outcomes  - Agenda Item: 7 (v)


Aberdeen City Council Equality Outcomes (2015-17)

So that the Equality outcomes from 2015-17 do not get lost or diluted as we set our proposed new Equality Outcomes, these have been mainstreamed into the "way we work around here". These will become our Best Practice principles. To help mainstream this approach and to promote these principles, we propose a network of Equality Ambassadors across the organisation.

The Mainstreamed Equality Principles are:

  • 1.  An engaged community
  • 2.  An informed community
  • 3.  An accessible City
  • 4.  A safe community
  • 5.  Equality and Diversity welcomed and celebrated
  • 6.  Services understand and take into consideration Protected Characteristics specifications  
          trained staff and robust EHRIAs


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