South Somerset Equality Steering Group

The overall purpose of the Equality Steering Group is to act as a 'critical friend' to the council, assessing the likely impact of proposed strategies, policies, services and functions on the promotion of equality of opportunity for both service users and staff.

The Equality Steering Group (ESG) is now well established and supports the development and implementation of South Somerset District Council's Equality Objectives by providing advice and challenge to the council, providing expert opinion, information and advice to officers conducting Equality Analysis and considering issues of concern emanating from the community that impact on the council's fulfilment of its equality duties.

The group is made up of representatives of the Protected Characteristics along with officers and elected members of SSDC.

The membership is currently undergoing a refresh but includes

The group is chaired by the Council's Member champion for Equality and Diversity. 


Minutes and Agendas

Agenda July 2016

Notes July 2016


Agenda March 2016

Notes March 2016


Agenda October 2015

Notes October 2015


Agenda June 2015

Notes June 2015


Agenda February 2015

Notes February 2015