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What Natural England does
We’re the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.
Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Who we are
We have 2,000 staff in offices throughout England, with a head office in York. See a map of our offices.
Within England, we’re responsible for:
Equality and diversity
Natural England’s equality and diversity policies and how equality and diversity are monitored.
Natural England is committed to contributing to the achievement of a strong, healthy and just society. We promote personal well-being, social cohesion and inclusion, and creating equal opportunity for people in existing and future communities.
What we are doing
Natural England’s equality and diversity policies and procedures comply with the law and any duties required of public sector organisations. We ensure they are practiced in ways which foster an inclusive work and service environment where each person feels respected, valued and understood, whatever their diversity.
We use equality impact assessments (EqIAs) as a tool to ensure that equality, social inclusion and community cohesion issues are considered when drawing up policies or proposals which affect the delivery of services, development of policies or the running of projects. EqIAs help to measure whether policies will have a negative, neutral, or positive effect on different communities, and to identify potential improvements to services. For an example see recruitment selection (PDF, 164KB, 5 pages) .