Service Overview

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Falkirk Council is required to publish a report on the progress it has made in integrating the general duty to its functions, so as to better perform that duty. This is known as a Mainstreaming Report and refers to information on a variety of employee statistics and actions to improve and address equality matters, including job segregation and matters of equal pay. For more information you can read out Mainstreaming Report as well as other Council related equality information.

Council Performance

In 2016/17 Falkirk Council reported 48.7% of the highest paid 5% of employees were female. This compares with a national average of 51.66%, placing Falkirk Council 20th against all other Local Authorities.

What the Council is doing to improve services

Equality statistics are produced annually and monitored/analysed in order to identify issues and trends that require to be addressed. These statistics are reported on the Council's website under the Equality Section.

In accordance with the Equality Act, a number of outcomes have been agreed to improve equality measures across the council. As part of the duty, an equal pay audit is carried out and this will continue on a regular basis in future years to ensure ongoing monitoring. A progress report on these actions was published in April 2017.

In addition and to raise awareness of equality issues across the workforce, e-learning training on equality and diversity is place for all employees.

How can the public get involved:

The Citizens Panel helps us listen and respond to your views. We are always looking for more people to join the Citizens Panel, so that we can be sure that the survey responses are representative of the whole population.

If you want to make your voice heard, join the Citizens Panel today. You have the option to complete surveys online or on paper.

You can also give us your feedback on services:

01324 506070