Equality and diversity/Fairer Scotland Duty

Equality and diversity

We view the Scottish Borders as a place where everyone:

  • matters
  • should have equal opportunities
  • should be treated with dignity and respect

Services for all

We want our services to be accessible to everyone regardless of:

  • Age
  • People with a disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • national or ethnic origin
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • Veterans

We will endeavour to ensure that our services meet the needs of everyone who lives, works or visits the Scottish Borders and we will continue to work with our communities to ensure we can achieve this.

Working for us

We value the diversity that exists within our community and look to see it reflected in our workforce. We are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone can take full part. We aim to integrate fairness and equal opportunities into every aspect of our employment practices.