Dorset Council consultation on new Equality Diversity Inclusion (EDI) strategy — UKNFS input, and Dorset Nepali community awareness sought

The UKNFS has been contributing input to Dorset Council’s new Equality Diversity Inclusion (EDI) policy and strategy — some aspects of these inputs have we understand, been considered for incorporation. We ask Dorset area Nepali community members to input to the new EDI strategy consultation that is currently being undertaken by Dorset Council ( the details below have been provided to us from the EDI officer at Dorset Council). The UKNFS is aware that there have been and continue to be experiences of negative kinds of some of our Dorset Nepali community members on prejudice, perceived discrimination, and especially systems that are often not geared to supporting effective integration. We will be looking for the new EDI in its final form to have the ‘teeth’ to do much to address and mitigate these issues. DORSET COUNCIL EDI CONSULTATION INFORMATION: Dorset Council have launched a six week consultation to gather views on their new draft equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and action plan. As a public body, the council has both a legal and moral duty to promote equality, diversity and inclusion amongst residents, service users and its own employees. The council’s vision is to make Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. As an organisation the council is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, valuing and recognising differences. This draft strategy proposes how the council will deliver equality, diversity and inclusion over the next four years and the action plan details of what work will be undertake in the next year to help deliver this strategy. The council are keen to know your thoughts on the strategy and action plan. To participate in the survey visit Copies of the strategy and action plan can be found on the consultation page. If you require the consultation in alternative formats, please contact Susan Ward-Rice or 01305 224368. The consultation closes on the 22 November 2020