Bradford District Assembly

Equalities Forum

The Equalities Forum aims to work with the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Assembly Steering Group and related thematic forums to ensure that equalities work in terms of the protected characteristics outlined in the Equality Act 2010 (age, religion or belief, disability, race, gender, sexuality, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership) as well as social class remain an important focus for the voluntary, statutory and private sector (“partners”).  This will be carried out in accordance with the VCS Assembly principles of:


  • Independence
  • Social justice and sustainability
  • Diversity, dignity and respect
  • Equality and equity
  • Participation and empowerment; responsiveness and accountability
  • Collective wealth creation and social entrepreneurship


The Terms of Ref for this forum can be found below. 


Co-Chair: Mark Nicholson, Equality together



Co-Chair: Humma Nizami, Race Equality Together



Meetings dates can be found on the CNet homepage and all meetings are held at CNet unless otherwise stated. 

If you are interested in joining the forum and attending forum meetings please contact Janet Ford (Assembly Coordinator) on 01274 305045 or email


The Hate Crime Event took place to bring together agencies and organisations in Bradford district to discuss issues around Hate Crime in our communities.  Presentations were given by the Racial Justice Network, West Yorkshire Police, Connecting Roma and the Hate Crime Alliance.  The full report is available below.

Hate Crime Event Report (pdf - 464Kb)

West Yorkshire Police Presentation (pdf - 690Kb)

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