Our vision and purpose


We will work with our partners towards creating a Hertfordshire where everyone is treated fairly, with dignity and respect and where good community relations are encouraged and celebrated.


The Hertfordshire Equality Council is an independent organisation that encourages and supports good practice in equality and diversity throughout the county.

We will provide support, advice and scrutiny to public sector organisations, the community and voluntary sector; bringing them together to share ideas and take action. Acting as a hub for knowledge on equality and diversity, everything we do will be underpinned by integrity, collaboration and partnership.


We will work with the public sector and community groups to achieve this vision by:

  • Bringing together local equality and diversity information to provide a comprehensive hub of knowledge to improve the equality and diversity performance of these organisations.
  • Supporting community engagement activity and promote the use of advocates to increase participation of groups under-represented in community life.

Promoting an understanding of the benefits of equality and diversity – to encourage organisations to take innovative steps to combat discrimination and promote equality; both in the workplace and through service provision.