Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity whilst always challenging discrimination.
Staff Networks
We have various staff groups that support people who share similar identities and experiences.
Disability Confident
As a disability-confident leader, we recognise the valuable role disabled people play in our success.
Family Friendly Policies
As an organisation, we try to make sure we are welcoming to employees who have an existing, or wish to establish, a family.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion values

Through our WE ASPIRE values, we are creating a culture of inclusion and respect. We are committed to delivering our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and embedding equality into everything we do.

Disability Confident Leader

We have achieved the highest level of disability-confident employer status and we are committed to supporting disabled candidates through the recruitment process as much as possible.

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Supporting young adults

As part of our commitment to young people, we offer early careers opportunities including a graduate scheme, internship placements, apprenticeships and work experience.


Carer Confident

We are members of Employers for Carers and are committed to supporting carers through recruitment and employment, and have proudly earned the status of Carer Confident.

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Fostering friendly employer

We are a foster-friendly employer accredited by the Fostering Network’s Fostering Friendly Employer Scheme.

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Happy to talk flexible working

We have a culture where flexible working is the default. Our work in this area saw us shortlisted for 2 national awards in 2019, from Working Families and Personnel Today.

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Race Equality

As part of our commitment to race equality, we have a comprehensive race equality action plan, supported by our Black and Asian staff network.



We are an LGBT+ inclusive employer and have been featured in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 5 times.

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Gender Equality

Suffolk County Council is committed to reducing the gender pay gap and promoting gender equality.