The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is supported by "specific duties" that assist public bodies, like Merton Council, achieve the aims of the general duty.
Under the specific duties, we must:

  • Publish equalities information to demonstrate our compliance with the Equality Duty.
  • Develop and publish equality objectives every four years.

In order to demonstrate our compliance with the above requirements, we have published information that shows the work being done to address inequality, advance equality and foster good relations. Our Equalities objectives ca be found in the Equality Strategy.

Equalities objectives

Equality Strategy

A new Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is currently being consulted on and finalised. Until the publication of this new strategy, our Equality Strategy 2017-21 sets out our approach to valuing diversity and promoting equality, and continues to be used for our equalities objectives. We aim to deliver good quality services that meet the needs and aspirations of all the borough's residents, service users, employees and visitors.

The strategy addresses the needs of people who have traditionally faced discrimination or received less favourable treatment based on their 'Protected Characteristics' (age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.
Additionally it covers issues related to socio-economic disadvantage, health inequalities, child poverty, community safety and social mobility.

Our Equality Strategy incorporates our Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Objectives.

Equality Analysis (Impact Assessments)


See also

Contact us

Equality and Community Cohesion Officer
Merton Civic Centre
London Road 

Telephone: 020 8545 4637