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Accessibility, equality and diversity

Accessibility support

If you or a member of your family is registered as disabled, we may be able to provide support for the following:

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Equality and diversity

We plan and provide services, policies and employment opportunities in a fair, inclusive and equal way to foster good relations and meet the needs of everyone we encounter.

Please note that our Corporate Policy and Equality Action plan are being updated. If you would like more information please contact Corporate Services 01235 422127 or email

We have a joint policy with Vale of White Horse District Council, which sets out our commitment to dealing with equalities issues and eliminating discrimination in everything we do. There’s more information about our policy in our Corporate Policy document.

We set our equality objectives in line with the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) and report this annually. You can read our Joint Equality Review by clicking on the button below.

Gender Pay Gap report

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are required by law to publish an annual pay gap report.

The Councils’ Gender Pay Gap report for 2021/22 has been produced. You can read the full report by clicking on the button below:

The councils are committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of sex, race, religion/belief, age, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability.

We are committed to doing everything we can to reduce our gender pay gap, including:

  • Open and transparent reporting
  • Annual pay review
  • Pay scales transparency
  • Flexible working available
  • Job evaluation scheme

For more information about the reporting of Gender Pay Gap information please head to the government’s website.

Councillor parental leave policy

If you click on this link you can find more details about the parental leave policy.

Translation and alternative formats we provide

We aim to provide access to our information and services tailored to people’s needs.

We can provide written information in an alternative language or format, where we perceive there is a genuine need. This might mean we provide you with a summary or extract for longer documents, or it may be more appropriate to talk you through the document with you. The suitability of these options will depend on your needs.

We can also provide an interpreter, signer or lip speaker to communicate our information, where we perceive there is a genuine need. If you need to contact us by telephone but have limited or no English, we will use a telephone interpreting service.

You can read our translation and interpretation policy here.

Workforce monitoring

We are committed to ensuring our employment policies and practices are fair, advance equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.

Each year we publish a summary of the employment monitoring data we have collated to review how we are doing.

You can read our Employee Data Report by clicking on the button below.

Please contact us if you require this report in a different format.

Contact us - Equalities

01235 422652
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE