Equality and Human Rights

We recognise that everyone is different and we are committed to working for equality and fairness for our staff and people who use our services including those with disabilities, people who are lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender and those from minority backgrounds.

Surrey and Borders Partnership is passionate about developing a culture that values human differences and similarities at every level of the organisation.

We are also committed to ensuring that we:

  • Provide accessible and inclusive services to all
  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups.

We have teamed up with Disabled Go to help disabled people plan visits to Trust services with information on all of our sites and accessibility details. Visit our pages on the Disabled Go website.

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Equality Act 2010

Equality Information

Our Equality Objectives 2012-2016

Workforce Equality and Diversity Report 2014/15

Workforce Race Equality Standard 2016

Workforce Race Equality Standard 2015

Workforce Race Equality Standard Action Plan 2016

Annual Equality Report 2016

Annual Equality Report 2015


Equality Delivery System (EDS)

The EDS is aimed at improving the equality performance of the NHS and embedding equality into mainstream business. It is about real people making real improvements, that can be sustained over time and focuses on the things that matter the most for people who use our services, communities and staff. The EDS emphasises genuine engagement, transparency and the effective use of evidence.

Equality Delivery System Review - December 2015

Equality Delivery System outcomes

Equality Analysis

Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) Results

Impact Assessment Workbook

Equality Analysis (formerly Equality Impact Assessment) Template

Things to Think About

Human Rights

Equality and Human Rights Strategy 2013


Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2009-2012

Disability Equality Scheme Review December 2009

Disability Equality Scheme 2006-2009

Disability Equality Scheme Annual Report January 2009

Social Information on Disability


Gender Equality Scheme 2007-2010

Summary of the three year review's outcomes, following a consultation from 1 March to 30 April 2010

Surrey Women's Mental Health Strategy


Race Equality Scheme & Action Plan 2009 - 2011

South East Coast Race Equality Service Review Action Plan - October 2008

South East Coast Race Equality Service Review - May 2008

Shifa Community Engagement Project Report

Shifa Community Engagement Project Report Summary

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Surrey and Borders is a Stonewall Champion promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people - both those who use our services and our staff.

Useful publications:

Religion, Beliefs, Faiths & Spirituality

Ramadan Health Guide

Our Single Equality Scheme

We are currently developing a three year Single Equality Scheme which reflects changes in our statutory duty, as defined in the Equality Act 2010 as well as our ongoing commitment to the points mentioned above.

Our Single Equality Scheme 2010-2013 will strive to ensure these outcomes are met and monitored, enabling the Trust to continue its aim to deliver world class services and employment practices across Surrey and North East Hampshire, none of which can be achieved without delivering a legacy of positive change for everyone who uses our services and those that we employ.

Our scheme is based on feedback received from people who use services, carers, staff and other stakeholders during the consultation period in 2010.

Download the single equality scheme