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A Pause for Reflection

Following concerns raised at the Equality Hub Network Board, we have agreed to undertake a review of the Equality Hub Network in order to clarify the role and purpose of the network, the expectations we have of volunteers, and whether our existing structures are fit for purpose in delivering this.  I have therefore proposed a temporary pause of the business of the EHN pending a detailed review, which was agreed by the Board Members. This means no formal Hub meetings will take place during this period, however hub members are of course free to meet informally as they wish.

The review will start by the end of January 2020 and will last no more than 6 months.  It will have the active involvement of Support Organisations and Board and Hub Members.  We will look at how other authorities engage with diverse communities and consider best practice, including all the good work and positive learning from the EHN.

Cllr Terry Fox

Acting Chair, Equality Hub Network

The Equality Hub Network is open to anyone who is interested in equality, diversity and fairness.

The Network brings together individuals and organisations from all sectors – voluntary, community and faith (VCF), public and private – to make a real difference in Sheffield.

It enables communities to make the city’s decision makers aware of the issues that affect them and influence policy, strategy and services.

The Network is made up of the following Equality Hubs based on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:

The Hubs are coordinated by Support Organisations that are grant funded by Sheffield City Council.

Cross Hub Working Groups, Network events and the Equality Hub Network Board provide opportunities to explore common issues and work together.

Events bring the whole Network together around a theme that people care about, such as poverty, hate crime, health and employment.

Information is shared across communities through the Equality Hub Network Newsletter and Twitter.

Upcoming Equality Hub Network meetings and events

Download meeting notes, action plans and other supporting documents for the Equality Hub Network from the Documents page.

Equality Hub Network Terms of Reference