The strategic plan 2009–2012 sets out the Commission’s strategic direction: our priorities and work programmes over the next three years. It has been developed through involvement and consultation with stakeholders and partners who have an interest in or affected by our work.
It shows how we intend to fulfil our statutory obligations as the independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain efficiently and effectively. We will use our unique powers to create change, and to empower and enable others to work with us.
Our role is to create a strong vision, lead debate, and to transform changing culture and influencing thought; providing the definitive interpretation of how the human rights and equality laws are used; and acting on breaches of legislation with the range of our enforcement and regulatory powers.
We will empower others by guaranteeing a trusted way through the system for those in need; by providing authoritative advice and support for those faced with discrimination and inequality; and by working alongside other regulators, inspectorates and authorities to create effective tools for action. We will lead by ensuring that our stakeholders’ voices are heard; or, where it is right speaking out independently; we will be partners and advocates for those who will benefit from the backing of our reputation and authority.