Everyone should have equal access to our services and all of our staff should all have equality of opportunity.

The Equality Act 2010 outlines a series of characteristics that are protected by law:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage or Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief (including lack of religion or belief)
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Our equality objectives

We updated our equality objectives in 2020 and set a series of priorities and goals to be achieved by 2024 - see here.

Our aims follow the NHS Equality Delivery System which helps NHS organisations to meet their goals.

How we’re performing

The Trust issues reports every year on our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. These reports are in the sections below.

If you’d like to see documents from earlier than 2017 please email liz.johnson@shsc.nhs.uk or if you would like a version in an alternative format please email EDI@shsc.nhs.uk.

Get in touch

To know more about about our work on equality, diversity and inclusion, or to have the information in another format or language please email liz.johnson@shsc.nhs.uk Head of Equality and Inclusion or call 0114 271 6703.

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