HEC is a charity registered with the Charity Commissioners, Charity No 1151523 and a Company Limited by Guarantee, Company No.07894495 has no share capital and is governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association signed on 4 February 2011.

The policy and general management of HEC is directed by the Trustee Board (required to meet not less than four times in each financial year) which meets every 6 weeks.


  • Social Justice for all protected characteristics.
  • To become a centre of excellence for equality and Human Rights in Hertfordshire


To improve the quality of practice of public sector organisations and voluntary community sector groups working with, and for, individuals, groups/organisations and communities belonging to protected characteristics in Hertfordshire.

To empower voluntary organisations, groups and networks to influence positive change towards and equal and fair Hertfordshire. ”"


We are a nonpartisan / non-political citizen organisation, established in 2011 with a specific remit to enable good practice in equality and diversity and provide support and scrutiny to public sector organisations, the community and voluntary sector, with the strategic aim to bring people together to share knowledge and ideas, to take action for equality and create a fairer Hertfordshire.

In addition to influencing public policy at all levels of local and central government. HEC provides communities, organisations groups and individuals across the county with a way to hear more about and influence the work of the local statutory and regulatory bodies and also to identify and propose strategies to address issues of inequality.