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: Penny Wangari-Jones


Co-Chair: Ranjit Arora



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


CNet recently hosted an event by the Brexit Civil Society Alliance which aimed to discuss the impact that Brexit may have on communities and voluntary sector organisations.   A summary of the event can be found below. 

Brexit Civil Society Alliance CNet Bradford Roundtable Summary (pdf - 109Kb)