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									 Knowsley Council’s
Race Equality Scheme



     2009 - 2011
Contents




Foreword .......................................................................................................... 3
Introduction ...................................................................................................... 4
The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley ........................................................... 5
The Council Structure ...................................................................................... 6
Ethnicity of the council’s workforce ........ Error! Bookmark not defined.Error!
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Knowsley’s Race Equality Scheme ................................................................ 20
Specific Duty G: Employment Duty ................................................................ 25
Appendix 1: Knowsley Black, Minority and Ethnic Population ........................ 31
Appendix 2: Functions and Policies ............................................................... 32
Screening ....................................................................................................... 32
Appendix 3 – Screening: Assessing functions or policies for the relevance to
the general duty ............................................................................................. 34
Appendix 4: Race Equality Scheme Action Plan .......................................... 117
Appendix 5: Race Equality Policy Statement ............................................... 131
Appendix 6 : Knowsley’s workforce profile ................................................... 133
Appendix 7 : Equality Objectives.................................................................. 136
Appendix 8 : Glossary .................................................................................. 140
Appendix 9 : Checklist ................................................................................. 141




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Foreword

Our commitment to playing a key role in promoting race equality both as a
major employer and through the services we deliver, is evidenced through this
the second revision of our Race Equality Scheme. In addition through
continuous review and updating of all our policies and plans we feel that Race
Equality is will be recognised as a mainstreamed consideration of our service
delivery and employment. The Race Equality Scheme is a living document
that will be subject to change during its lifetime and It sets out what our
priorities are for promoting race equality, so that we can ensure that we not
only meet our legal obligations but also listen to and respond to the needs of
our diverse communities. Race equality is an issue that affects all of us, as
everyone in the community ultimately benefits from equality of opportunity, an
intrinsic link with community cohesion, good relations with our neighbours and
the elimination of unlawful discrimination. We realise that it is not documents
that make a difference – it is people and their actions. Let us take this
opportunity therefore to make a real difference and celebrate the diversity of
all who live and work in the borough.




Chief Executive                                Leader of the Council




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Introduction

This Race Equality Scheme sets out our commitment to promoting race
equality both as an employer and in delivering services for the period 2009 to
2011. As a council, we have taken the decision to amalgamate our
organisational and statutory commitments to equality schemes into a single
document from 2011 onwards. As such this will be the last time that the
Knowsley Race Equality Scheme will be the subject of individual review.

The scheme reflects our vision “improving people’s lives” and our values –
which are to:

      Act with integrity
      Be accountable for our actions
      be open and transparent about what we do
      Value diversity and respect others

Even though the Race Equality Scheme is a legal requirement, which the
council has to meet, managing and developing diversity has always been high
on our corporate agenda. Knowsley Council is committed to achieving the
Excellence Level of the Equalities Framework for Local Government (EFLG),
during the lifetime of this document we will be developing processes which will
enable us to migrate from using the current Equalities measuring Framework
(the Local Government Association Equalities Standards) to the EFLG.

We consider the completion of this phase of our Race Equality Scheme and
Action plan, to be core components of our journey to developing and
producing a Single Equality Scheme for the period post 2011, effectively
combining our Race, Disability, Age and Gender schemes.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate our performance to ensure equality
of access and excellence in service delivery and employment.




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The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley

Location and size

Knowsley is one of the six metropolitan districts of the Liverpool City Region.
Located between Liverpool and Manchester, it is connected to these cities by
the M57 and M62 motorways, and the A580 East Lancashire trunk road. It
covers an area of 33 square miles (8,651 hectares) and has a population of
approximately 151,000, living mainly in a number of suburban townships
including Huyton, Kirkby, Prescot, Whiston, Halewood, Stockbridge Village
and Cronton. (See appendix 1).

The current population of Knowsley stands at around 151,000 in 61,000
households. Over the last 20 years, the population has fallen, but the rate of
decline has been slowing. The latest available estimates suggest that the
number of residents has actually risen in the last two years.

The age structure of Knowsley’s population is broadly similar to that of
Merseyside, the North West and the UK average. The working age population
(age 15-64) is a little smaller than the national average, while there are a
slightly higher proportion of residents in the 0-14 age groups than regionally or
nationally. As is the case in many parts of the UK, the number of older people
(over 65 years old) in the borough has steadily increased over the last
20 years. It rose by 25% between 1985 and 2006.

There are a number of other notable characteristics of the borough’s resident
population. They include:

•      A comparatively small Black and Minority Ethnic population,
       representing under 2% of the population;
•      A higher than average proportions of lone parent households, which
       are particularly concentrated in North Huyton, North and South Kirkby.
•      A lower than average proportion of single person households.




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The Council Structure

The total number of employees within Knowsley is as follows;

The Council = 4422
Schools = 3259

The Council is represented as 6 Directorates.

Directorate of Corporate Resources

The Directorate is comprised of four Divisions and provides and delivers
services across four political Portfolio areas. The Directorate is led by an
Executive Director. In addition to being responsible for the overall direction
and co-ordination of all of the Directorate’s services, the Executive Director
holds the statutory role of Monitoring Officer for the Council, and is therefore
responsible for ensuring that the Authority acts in accordance with the law at
all times and in all service areas.

Each of the Directorate’s four Divisions is led by a Service Director as
follows:-

             Borough Treasurer
             Service Director (People and Business Management)
             Service Director (Customer and Member Services)
             Service Director (Regulatory Services and Asset Management)




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                 CORPORATE RESOURCES DIRECTORATE RESPONSIBILITIES

Executive Director of Corporate Resources




Service Director               Borough Treasurer             Service Director                    Service Director              CORPORATE
(Regulatory Services and                                     (Customer and Member Services)      (Business and People          RESOURCE
Asset Management)                                                                                Management)                   CONSULTANCY

Corporate Asset Management     Accountancy                   Service Review Programme            Human Resource Management     Strategic Advice:-
2020 Knowsley Client Liaison   Financial Management          Corporate IT Strategy               Recruitment
Building Maintenance           Treasury Management           IT Service Desk                     Industrial Relations          Finance
MPA Estates Support            Financial Planning            IT Contract and Supply Management   Learning and Development      Human Resources
Licensing                      MPA Financial Support         IT Asset Management                 Human Resources Appeals       IT
Trading Standards              Internal Audit                MPA IT Support                      Workforce Planning            Legal
Consumer Advice                Counter Fraud                 Digital Inclusion                   Occupational Health           Procurement Models
Food Safety and Standards      External Audit Liaison        IT Training                         Absence Management            Programme Management
Environmental Health           Council Tax                   IT Disaster Recovery                Performance Review            Project Management
Legal Services                 National Non-Domestic Rates   Contact Centre                      Induction                     Asset Management
MPA Legal Support              Benefits                      One Stop Shops                      MPA Human Resource Support    Risk Management
Land Charges                   Payments                      Registrars Service                  Payroll                       Constitution
Freedom of Information         Debtors                       Cash Offices                        Emergency Planning            Democratic Process
Data Protection                Reconciliations               Customer Complaints                 Business Continuity
Records Management             Commodity Procurement         Committees Services                 Risk Management
Special Projects               Corporate IT Procurement      Members Services/Training           Corporate Health and Safety
                               Financial Inclusion           Elections/Electoral Registration    DCR Equality and Diversity
                               External Funding              Civic Services                      DCR Financial Management
                               Insurance                     Scrutiny Support                    DCR IT Management
                                                             Ombudsmen Complaints                DCR Performance Management
                                                                                                 DCR Business Planning
                                                                                                 DCR Business Transformation
                                                                                                 DCR Executive Support
                                                                                                 DCR Communications
                                                                                                 DCR Quality Assurance and
                                                                                                 Training
                                                                                                 DCR HR Management
Directorate of Children and Families Services

The Directorate employs around 8% of the Council workforce (excluding
teachers and school based support staff) and provides support, advice and
challenge on issues relating to education – both within schools and the wider
community. The Directorate serves both the children, young people and
families of Knowsley and adults, in respect of Libraries and Lifelong Learning.
The Directorates key functions comprise of;

      Business Transformation
      Young People’s Services
      Standards Taskforce
      Schools and Early Years Services
      Future Schooling
      Safeguarding and Specialist Services
      Family Support and Children’s Health

The aim of the Directorate is to ensure that children and young people in
Knowsley get the best possible start in life and together with our partners, to
enable them to be healthy safe, and valued.
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Directorate of Neighbourhood Services

Employs almost 29% of the council workforce and delivers a wide range of
essential services that include

      All aspects of household and commercial waste management
      Street Scene maintenance
      Building based services
      School crossing patrols to the majority of schools
      Civic catering through the Huyton and Kirkby Suites
      Pest Control
      Management of public cemeteries within Knowsley
      The provision of Transport for all Departments.
      Community Safety
                                                          Directorate of Neighbourhood Services




                                                                                   Executive Director




                         Service Director –
                          Environmental                                                  Service Director -                                Service Director –
                             Service &                                                   Neighbourhoods                                    Crime & Disorder
                           Sustainability




                                                                                                        Partnership –
                  Head of                                                     Neighbourhoods –                             Head of
Head of Street                       Head of Facilities    Head of Business                               Knowsley                         Acquisitive Crime    Substance Misuse
                 Sustainable                                                  Area Relationship                         Community Safety
Scene Services                        Management            Transformation                               Partnership                        Thematic Lead        Thematic Lead
                 Resources                                                       Directors x6                              Services
                                                                                                           Director
Directorate of the Chief Executive

Employs around 1% of the council workforce to support the work of the Chief
Executive, the Leader of the Council and the Council’s Corporate
Management Team. The Directorate is comprised of four key functions
consisting of;

      City Region Strategy, Employment and Skills
      Change and Transformation
      Corporate Policy and Strategy, which includes four work streams,
       Equality and Diversity, Neighbourhood Intelligence, Policy and
       Business Planning and Performance.
      Executive Support, which includes Public Affairs, Business and
       Administration and Communications

The Chief Executive’s Directorate also provides strategic direction for the
Council and supports delivery of services as part of the wider local strategic
partnership.
Chief Executive’s Directorate



                    Chief Executive
 Head of Chief            Service       Head of
  Executive’s             Director    Change and
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                        Employment
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        Public Affairs
        Business and
        Administration
       Communications
                                                      Intelligence
                                                     Performance
                                              Policy & Business Planning
                                                Equality and Diversity
Directorate of Regeneration and Enterprise and Skills

The Directorate is led by an Executive Director, overseeing three specific
areas Regeneration, Economy and Employment and Special Projects. Each of
the three specific areas incorporates divisions which reflect;

      Planning and Transportation
      Regeneration Programmes
      Business Liaison and Investment
      Employment Training Initiatives
      Business Support Transformation

The Directorate has effective responsibility for the Authority area Housing
Strategy, Local Development Framework and the localised Knowsley
interpretation of the Regional Spatial Strategy. In addition the Directorate
plays a lead role in delivering the borough training for employment
programmes.
        DIRECTORATE OF REGENERATION, ECONOMY & SKILLS


                                       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR




        SERVICE DIRECTOR                        SERVICE DIRECTOR               SERVICE DIRECTOR
         REGENERATION                              ECONOMY &                   SPECIAL PROJECTS
                                                  EMPLOYMENT




    HEAD OF          HEAD OF                 HEAD OF           HEAD OF            GROUP MANAGER
 PLANNING AND     REGENERATION          BUSINESS LIAISON &   EMPLOYMENT         (BUSINESS SUPPORT &
TRANSPORTATION    PROGRAMMES               INVESTMENT                             TRANSFORMATION


 Planning Team     Strategy & Policy       Business &        Programmes &           Performance &
                                           Enterprise        Commissioning             Business
   Highways          Housing &                                                      Transformation
  Development       Regeneration         Investment & New    Employment &
                    Programmes             Development       Skills Delivery           Service
   Highway                                                                           Compliance
  Maintenance                                Property
                                           Development                                Business &
                                                                                   Executive Support
                                         Land & Property
                                          Management
Directorate Health and Well Being Services

The Directorate is a partnership between Knowsley NHS Primary Care Trust
and Knowsley Council's Directorate of Wellbeing Services incorporating social
care, leisure and culture services. It provides a range of health and wellbeing
services throughout the borough, many targeted to help individuals in need,
their families and carers. The Council’s Executive Director of Wellbeing
Services is also the Chief Executive of Knowsley Primary Care Trust, a
significant development with the aim of integrating council and primary care
resources to improve the health and wellbeing of Knowsley residents.

The range of health and wellbeing services provided by the Directorate
consist of;

      An inclusion and independence division assessing, commissioning and
       providing care services for people aged 18 to 64 with a learning or
       physical and sensory disability, drug, alcohol or mental health issue
       including support with employment and housing needs
      The children’s social care teams, working closely with partners in the
       Council Children and Families Directorate, providing targeted and
       specialist services to support children in need of protection and in need
       of alternatives such as fostering, adoption or residential care
      A unique integrated provider arrangement with Knowsley Primary Care
       Trust that both assesses and delivers directly, care services for people
       who are aged 65 and over, including care at home, preventative
       services and re- ablement.
      A range of high quality accessible leisure and cultural facilities, indoors
       and out, dry and wet, that aim to reduce health inequalities, improve
       the engagement and achievement of young people, improve
       community cohesion and provide value for money.
      An integrated Leadership Team where joint post holders work across
       health, leisure and culture and social care services at both a strategic
       and operational level
                                                                                   E X E CU TI V E LE AD E R S H I P TE AM AN D S E NI O R
                                                                                                       M AN AG E R S



                                                                                                           Chief Executive NHS Knowsley &
                                                                                                           Executive Director Wellbeing Services




                                                                                                                          PEC Chair / Medical Director                 Director of Health & Social Care




                                                                                                                                                                Service                Service            Director                Service Director
      Director            Director                  Director                 Director                       Director                    Service                 Director               Director                                                      Service Director
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    Finance &           Human                    Strategy &                Integrated                        Public                                           Modernisation          Business           Community                   Specialist       Family Support
  Commissioning       Resources &                Programme                  Provider                         Health                    Leisure &                   &              Transformation         Services                    Services        & Child Health
                     Organisational             Co-ordination               Services                                                    Culture               Partnerships
                     Development




  Asst. Director     Head of Central      Head of Integrated    Head of Integrated Locality Services     Assistant Director                   Head of       Head of Primary Care Modernisation    Asst. Director                 Children’s       Assistant
   Commissioning       HR Services           Governance                                                       Public Health / Quality & Health                                                           Commissioning                  Services         Director
                                                                                                              Protection                           Cultural                                              Community Services             Manager        Commissioning
                      Head of                                     Asst. Director Integrated Provider
                                                                    Services
                                                                                                                                                   Services      Head of Medicines Management
                       Organisational
  Deputy Director                          Assistant Director     & Head of Nursing
                       Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Children &
   Finance                                   Marketing &                                                     Assistant Director                                                                        Head of Adult Services
                                             Communications        Asst. Director Targeted Services          Wellbeing Commissioning                                                                                                                  Young People
                      Head of Strategic
                       HR Performance

                                                                   Asst. Director – Business                Head of Public Health Strategy &
                                                                    Development
                                                                                                              Development




Diagram showing reporting arrangements. Safeguarding report directly to the Executive Director – Children and Families Services.
Ethnicity of the council’s workforce

Knowsley Council is the largest employer within the borough.

As a requirement of the Race Relations Act we have to publish the results of
our workforce monitoring.

The definition from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission ( EHRC)
published code states “Your monitoring analysis should show overall numbers
(and proportions) of different ethnic groups in your workforce as a whole”.
See Appendix 6.
         KNOWSLEY POLITICAL STRUCTURE

        Finance and      Neighbourhood      Human             Health and                          Leisure,     Corporate and     Community        Regeneration,       Children &
        Information         Delivery       Resources          Social Care       Leader           Community       Customer        Safety and         Economy             Family
        Technology          Portfolio       Portfolio          Portfolio        Portfolio        and Culture     Services      Social Inclusion    and Skills          Services
          Portfolio                                                                               Portfolio      Portfolio        Portfolio         Portfolio          Portfolio

                                                  The Cabinet
                        Leader of the Council. 9 other Councillors. Meets every 3
                      weeks. Responsible for making recommendations to Council
                        on budget, plans and policies and making decisions in line
                   Standards               with these policies.
                   Committee                      Council
            Includes Borough and Parish   63 Councillors in 21 Wards
            Councillors and Independent           (3 in each)
              Members. Responsible for
              promoting and maintaining
                                 Scrutiny Committees
             high standards of conduct by
                             Up to 12
               Councillors and Co-opted Councillors. Role of Scrutiny
                         Committees includes the review of decisions
                       members                                                                                                          6 Area Partnership Boards
                        or actions of the Council, assisting in policy                                                               Decision making body meets at least 5 times
                                  review and development                                                                             per year in the following areas: North Kirkby,
                               Meet at least 5 times per year                                                                          South Kirkby, Prescot & Whiston, North
                                                                                                                                         Huyton, South Huyton and Halewood




                                                                                                                                              Area Public Forums
                                                                                                                                     Give feedback on key developments, discus
                                                                                                                                           and consult on important issues

                                                                                                                                                     Meets ad hoc
   Economic
  Development     Safer, Stronger    Health and     Children, Young     Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee
and Environment    Communities       Wellbeing        People and         Chair and Vice-Chair of all 6 Scrutiny Committees.
    Scrutiny         Scrutiny         Scrutiny      Families Scrutiny       Responsible for monitoring and overseeing
   Committee        Committee        Committee        Committee            operation of Scrutiny Committees. (Including
                                                                        corporate planning, performance and improvement)

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Knowsley’s Race Equality Scheme

Background

Following the death of Stephen Lawrence the Home Secretary, under the
chairmanship of Lord Justice MacPherson set up an Inquiry.

In response to the Inquiry report the Home Secretary promised to strengthen
the Race Relations Act 1976. The government’s response to the
recommendations was to pass The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

Each local authority now has to produce a Race Equality Scheme (RES), or
clearly demonstrate their Race Equality intentions and actions in a unified
Single Equality Scheme and action plan.

Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states
that a RES is in effect a strategy, with a timetabled and realistic action plan. It
should:-

      Summarise a public authority’s approach to race equality and its
       corporate aims

      Say how the authority plans to carry out each part of the general and
       specific duties

      State how the authority will deal with a complaint if a member of the
       community or workforce feels that it is not fulfilling its statutory
       obligations under the Act


Requirements under The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

General Duty

The Act requires the council to promote race equality. This means that in
everything the council does it “must have regard to the need to”:-

      Eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;
      Promote equal opportunities; and
      Promote good relations between people from different racial groups

In addition to the above the council also has to meet a ‘Specific Duty’.
Detailed below are the requirements of the specific duties and how the council
will address them.

What have we done to meet the ‘Specific Duty’ of the Act.

Specific Duty A: The production of a Race Equality Scheme.

Producing, Publishing and updating through regular review a Race Equality
Scheme and action plan fulfils this requirement.


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Specific Duty B: Monitor existing functions and policies relevant to the
General Duty, for any adverse impact and act on the results.

What Have We Done

Produced a Corporate Equality Impact Assessment tool kit, which is reviewed
on a 3 year cycle and is endorsed by Cabinet for adoption by the Council
All Departments have provided details of their policies and functions – see
Appendix 2. Each Department has also developed a three year schedule of
the relevant functions and policies that they will systematically review and
monitor. This is called a Screening, see Appendix 3.

In assessing whether functions and policies are relevant to the general duty
we have asked key questions. These include:

      Which of the three parts of the duty contribute to
o      Eliminating unlawful racial discrimination;
o      Promoting equal opportunities
o      Promoting good relations between people from different racial groups

And, is relevant to this function or policy.

      Is there any reason to believe that people from some racial groups are
       being, or could be adversely affected by this function or policy?

      If yes, which racial groups does this function or policy affect?

Stage 2: Prioritising – From the results of this screening, we have then
determined which policies and functions need to be considered under the
specific duties in the short, medium or long term.

The functions and policies assessed as relevant to the general duty have
been prioritised under the following categories

High priority: functions and policies relevant to all parts of the general duty
and/or there is substantial evidence that different racial groups could be
adversely affected. Actions should be taken in the first year of the RES.

Medium priority: functions and policies relevant to two parts of the general
duty and/or there is evidence that different racial groups could be adversely
affected. Actions should be taken in the second year of the RES.

Low priority; functions and policies relevant to one part of the general duty
and/or there is some evidence that different racial groups could be adversely
affected. Actions should be taken in the third year of the RES.

The prioritised functions and policies will go forward to be considered under
the specific duties and are listed in Appendix 2. This list is broken down by
priority, directorate and service area.

Those functions and policies assessed as not relevant to the general duty are
also indicated.

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If you have reason to believe that people from any racial groups are being, or
could be adversely affected by a function or policy, which in your opinion has
been wrongly prioritised, then please contact the council’s Corporate Equality
and Diversity Team on 0151 443 3073.

What else needs to be done and how will we do it?

      If evidence arises that a function or policy not considered as relevant to
       the general duty has an adverse impact on any racial group, then the
       manager with responsibility for that function or policy will prioritise that
       function according to the process set out in Stages 1 and 2.

      Starting with the highest priority, Departmental managers will develop a
       three-year monitoring, evaluation and review schedule in order to
       assess functions and policies. This will be integrated within
       Departmental Service Plans and will provide the authority with the
       means of demonstrating it’s Comprehensive Area Assessment
       progress and support forward movement to any subscribed equality
       assessments such as the Equalities Framework for Local Government.

      The existing decision making processes will be adjusted to ensure all
       newly proposed functions and policies undergo an equality impact/risk
       assessment.

      All new functions or policies will be assessed for their relevance to the
       general duty and where appropriate will be incorporated within the
       relevant departmental three year schedule.

Specific Duty C: Conduct assessments of the potential impact of proposed
policies related to any of the prioritised functions and policies, and consult.

This specific duty fits in with the specific duty B above.

What Have We Done

     Developed a corporate standard for assessing the impact of proposed
decisions and policies upon racial groups. This standard will ensure equality
impact and risk assessments are carried out within the council’s decision
making processes.

     The standard requires the appropriate officer to:-

1.     Identify the aims of the proposal/decision and how they will work.

2.     Examine available evidence.

3.     Decide whether to introduce the proposal or make the decision.

4.     Make arrangements to monitor and review the outcome of the proposal
       or decision and its impact.

5.     Publish the results of the assessment and inform the Equality and
       Diversity Team of the details.
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     The Impact Risk Assessment process will link into the Corporate
       Consultation and Communications Strategy. This may include
       engagement with the ethnic minority communities through the
       Knowsley Voice Citizen’s Panel, via representative groups, specific
       ethnic minority focus groups and targeted consultation.

An important element of this work is that relevant managers will undertake
training on how to carry out an Impact Assessment.

Specific Duty D: Publish the results of monitoring, of impact assessment and
of consultation.

The council will comply with the duty by following the guidance from the
EHRC i.e.

Impact Assessment

      A description and explanation of the proposed policy or service change.
      The results of the assessment, including the likely impact on promoting
       race equality.
      Any available technical reports, and how to get them.
      A review of the proposal (or alternative options) in the light of the
       assessment.
      A statement of what we plan to do next.

Consultation

      Why the consultation was carried out.
      Details of how we went about it. (Methodology)
      A summary of the replies received from consulted people.
      A review of the proposals (or policy options) in the light of the
       responses received, particularly concerning any adverse impact on
       promoting race equality.
      A statement of what we plan to do next.

Monitoring

      An explanation of monitoring.
      The monitoring systems and methods used.
      A summary and assessment of the results of monitoring, making clear
       whether any evidence of adverse impact on race equality was found.
      How the results will be used to develop future policy and practice.

We will do this by:-

The council has produced a Corporate Equality Monitoring Framework which
is designed to ensure a consistent approach to equality monitoring and help
us to make sure that everyone has fair and equal access to services.
Concluding data will be used to support improvements and will also
demonstrate change such as forward (or regressive) movement. The
Framework includes guidance on how to publish the results. In addition all
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information for the public will be available in different formats on request (large
print, on tape, translated, in Braille etc).

Specific Duty E: Ensure that all sections of the community have access to
information about council services and access to the service they require.

The council’s one stop shops make use of Language Line, a spoken
translation service, whenever requested.

The council’s Communications Strategy will include/consider how to
proactively consult with people from ethnic minorities, both people who use
and do not use our services. It will also review publicity and information and
its distribution in order to assess its effectiveness.

Consultation

The council is committed to improving the consultation process with
community groups, partners and stakeholders.

This is seen as a key element in our equality and diversity agenda as
consultation ensures that the council is better informed to meet the needs of
all people and communities of the borough.

We recognise that there are needs within the local community that are shaped
and influenced by race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual
orientation and age and that the ‘one size for all’ approach must be
challenged.

Commitment to systematic consultation

Knowsley Council values the views of both customers and employees -
especially with regard to any proposed changes to our plans or methods of
service delivery. For example we regularly consult through:

      Six Area Forums – providing public access to information and decision-
       making
      Local Strategic Partnership
      Neighbourhood Renewal Support Team to further develop community
       engagement at all levels
      Trade Unions
      Community and Youth Services ‘sharing and learning’ events for
       community groups
      Schools Council
      Stakeholders
      Committee meetings – public open sessions to all residents
      Information is available on the internet/intranet
      Newspapers and other publications
      Knowsley Voice Citizen’s Panel
      Community Empowerment Network and informal, un-constituted
       groups
      Police forums
      Primary Care Trust Health Forums
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Specific Duty F: Arrangements for training staff on issues relevant to the
General Duty.

A comprehensive training programme and Organisational Development
Strategy has been established which consists of mainstream equality and
Diversity including race equality.

With regard to race equality training this will cover:-

      A general understanding of race equality issues as they affect public
       authorities including ‘institutional racism’

      How to introduce policy

      The general and specific duties, and why they are important

      The concept of a RES and how to develop it and put it into practice

      Impact Assessment training will be undertaken by appropriate staff
       including consultation and monitoring, and how to produce and publish
       a report on them and publicise them widely

Initial training for Elected Members has been undertaken initially split into
sessions covering Cabinet, Scrutiny Committees and the Area Forum Chairs
and Vice Chairs.

The three groups considered:-

      Cabinet – focusing on leadership of the agenda politically

      Scrutiny Chairs and Vice Chairs – focusing on understanding if the
       Improvement Plan is being delivered and how Impact Assessment may
       influence policy

      Area Forum Chairs and Vice Chairs – focusing on inclusivity and
       consultation


Specific Duty G: Employment Duty

Human Resources and Development have systems in place to monitor by
ethnicity, using the 2001 Census criteria, the following:

      Staff in post
      Applicants for jobs
      Applicants for training
      Applicants for promotion
      Employees who receive training
      Employees who lodge grievances or who are subject to disciplinary
       action
      Those who cease employment with the council.
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What Have We Done

Human Resources and Development have published the results of its initial
monitoring covering the period up to January 2009. This information is
currently published on the council’s Internet site. Further reports are
generated on a half yearly basis.

As at January 2009, black minority ethnic staff constituted 1.05% of the total
council workforce, which is not representative of the borough’s black minority
ethnic population (based on the Census 2001 data). However, work
continues to make our recruitment and selection process more inclusive and
to actively promote and encourage black and ethnic minority people to work
for the council.

For each of the monitoring areas detailed above, the Human Resources and
Development Division will:

     Analyse the information collected to assess statistical differences
      between the sizes of racial groups;
     If differences are highlighted, investigate the reasons for these
      differences;
     If necessary, take action to remove any unfairness or disadvantage,
      which may entail revising policies and procedures, training or the use of
      positive action strategies.

Human Resources and Development are in the process of developing these
monitoring processes further with a view to strengthening the information that
is currently provided. For example, it is hoped that future reporting will
include a breakdown of the numbers of black minority ethnic staff in post
analysed by grade and by male/female split and disability.

Specific Duty H: Under the act Educational Institutions – All the governing
bodies of educational establishments maintained by the Local Education
Authority (LEA) are subject to the following duties in support of Pupils,
Parents, Guardians and staff from different racial groups.

Race Equality Policy: Schools must prepare and maintain a written
statement of their race equality policy, and have arrangements in place for
meeting their duties as soon as reasonably possible. They should include how
they plan to build in questions on the implications for race equality into the
processes for developing and planning policy. How they will build in race
equality targets within wider strategic plans. How they plan to assess the
effects of their race equality policy, for example through consultation and by
using auditing tools to set race equality targets and take action.

Assess monitor and review the policies and their impacts: Under the
duty, schools must assess the impact of their policies (including their race
equality policy) on pupils, staff and parents from different racial groups. In
particular, schools should assess whether their policies have or could have an
adverse impact on the attainment levels of pupils from different racial groups.
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Ethnic Monitoring: Under the duty schools are required to show how they
plan to collect ethnic data to monitor pupils’ attainment and progress and to
set targets. How they plan to use ethnic data – for example on attainment,
progress, exclusions, sanctions and rewards to inform planning and decision
making.

Publish the results of all monitoring: Under the duty schools are required
to show how they plan to publish each year the results of their monitoring,
how they plan to keep everyone informed in the school about the policy and
how it is working and how they plan to make sure that any information
published cannot be used to identify individuals.

What have we done?

Race Equality Policy

The Local Education Authority (LEA) has briefed governing bodies of
educational establishments about their duty under the Race Relations
Amendment Act.

In addition the Executive Director of Children and Families Services ( DCSF),
in consultation with the governing bodies, has initiated an audit of Race
Equality Policies in all schools.

Impact Assessments/Monitoring

The Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit developed by the council can be
utilised by schools to assist them in their impact assessments.

The LEA will support governing bodies in the monitoring and assessment of
their Race Equalities Policies.

Complaints

If the council received complaints that it has not fulfilled its objectives under
the Race Relations Amendment Act this will be dealt with as part of our
established complaints system. We have however implemented a system of
monitoring ethnic background. This will help us to assess whether satisfaction
varies between ethnic groups and, if so, why.

We will also consider the following in terms of our service delivery:-
     Are there differences in satisfaction levels or complaint rates for
      different ethnic groups?

      Are there particular areas of the service that cause a problem for
       different ethnic groups?

      Is there dissatisfaction with decisions, or the way these are made, or
       the way people are dealt with?

      Do the findings suggest staff need training?

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      Is there any underlying cause or barriers that mean some ethnic groups
       are not treated as well as others?

      Do different ethnic groups have different expectations of the service?

      What else can be done to look at the expectations, perceptions and
       experiences that different ethnic groups have of the services?

      Is the picture changing?

      Who should be consulted about the results?

Value and Procurement

Knowsley Council aims to provide services that offer value in terms of
economy, efficiency and effectiveness; and that have the capacity to improve
performance.

The council’s portfolio of contracts for goods, services and works covers a
wide range of requirements and local Knowsley based suppliers already
account for a significant level of expenditure through these contracts.

Our commitment to promoting equality will ensure that we treat all people
equally including those contracting to supply goods or services. The council
will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability,
age, sexuality, nationality, religion, or on any other unjustifiable grounds.
Suppliers or contractors approved for the provision of goods, services or
works will have to comply with such criteria.

Partnerships

Knowsley will also comply with the Equalities and Human Rights Commission
guideline to the duty to promote race equality, as well as the requirements of
Comprehensive Area Assessments and any other progress measure support
audit such as Equalities Framework for Local Government. The Authority has
an excellent track record of innovative partnership working and will continue to
develop new approaches as may be necessary, in order to ensure that all of
our partners are aware of their individual and collective roles and
responsibilities with regard to equality and diversity.

How will we implement our RES

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for our RES but will work in
partnership with all Executive Directors and Senior Management Teams
across each Directorate of the council.

The Corporate Equality and Diversity Strategy Group has been created as a
Strategic Group to oversee development of all equality and diversity work at a
strategic level including monitoring of departmental and corporate action
plans. This Group works together, with partners and stakeholders to eliminate
all forms of harmful or unlawful discrimination. The Group comprises officers
from each Department and representatives from a range of public, private and
voluntary sector agencies are invited to attend.
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This Group is supported by the Corporate Equality and Diversity Manager who
is responsible for the development, implementation and day to day running of
the scheme.

Race Equality objectives will be included in managers Performance, review
and Development appraisals and reviewed every three months in terms of
progress.

Directorates

Each Directorate will work towards the achievement of our Equality and
Diversity commitments. The Directorates are represented on the Corporate
Equality and diversity Strategy Group at senior management level and will be
expected to embrace equalities issues throughout all levels of service
delivery. These will also be embodied within Corporate and Departmental
business planning and performance management processes

Elected Members

Knowsley’s Equality and Diversity agenda comes within the Portfolio of the
Leader of the Council. Our Elected Members are responsible for setting and
agreeing policies that are non discriminatory and promote equality for
employees and service users.

Chief Executive, Executive Directors, Managers and all employees

All those who act on behalf of the council have a responsibility to work within
the terms of the Race Equality Scheme and the Corporate Equality and
Diversity Policy and strive towards the elimination of discriminatory attitudes
and practices in their working environment and in the services they provide.

The Community, Partnerships and Stakeholders

The views, ideas and opinions of our communities, partners and stakeholders
will be built into the decision making process via our consultation
mechanisms.

Training

Resources have been identified and made available to provide a range of
training, e-learning and raising awareness for staff and elected members.

Other Policies and Strategies for Equality

As equalities is a cross cutting theme over human resources, service delivery
and community development nearly all our policies will highlight the
implication for equal opportunities. The key policies are:-

     Corporate Plan
     Corporate Equality and Diversity Policy
     Corporate Equality and Diversity Strategy
     Equality and Diversity Employment Policy
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Appendix 1: Knowsley Black, Minority and Ethnic Population


Facts – Knowsley (2001 Census)



               All people                150,459
               All White                 148,082
               Mixed                       1,253
               Indian                        225
               Pakistani                      76
               Bangladeshi                    11
               Other Asian                    40
               Caribbean                     114
               African                       113
               Other Black                    90
               Chinese                       365
               Other Ethnic Group             90


Males       – 71,064 (47.2%)
Females     – 79,395 (52.8%)




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Appendix 2: Functions and Policies

Flowchart: The Equality Impact Assessment Process

This flowchart shows the Equality Impact Assessment process and is
designed to be used in conjunction with the Equality Impact Assessment
Toolkit; FAQs and templates. The process consists of 4 stages: Screening,
Initial Assessment, Partial Assessment and Full Assessment.
Screening
     1- Identify policy or service primary aims
     2- Collect all information
     3- Make a decision as to whether or not the policy or service is a priority
         1, 2 or 3

Initial
    1- Identify policy or service primary aims
    2- Collect all information
    3- Examine the policy or service in relation to each of the groups
    4- Does the policy or service result in a negative impact on any of the
       groups that cannot be justified? If yes, then proceed to full impact
       assessment
    5- If you don’t not have enough information to complete the initial
       assessment proceed to partial impact assessment

Partial
   1- Using a variety of methods collate more information to use as an
       evidence base
   2- Seek specialist advice on the different issue groups
   3- If there is still a potential for negative impact that cannot be justified
       continue to the full assessment
   4- If the potential for negative impact has been removed, you must go
       back and complete an initial assessment

Full Assessment

    1-  Identify all of the policy or service aims
    2-  Consider all of the evidence gathered
    3-  Make an assessment of the likely impacts
    4-  Consider alternatives to the to the policy or the way the service is
        delivered
    5- Consult formally with whoever may be affected by the policy or service
    6- After consultation there will be evidence which may help to
        inform/change the policy
    7- Make a decision on the conclusions of 5 and 6 as to whether the policy
        should be adopted
    8- Make any monitoring arrangements which can help to inform process
        and progress
    9- Publish all assessment results
    10- Once you have completed the full assessment you must go to back to
        the beginning of the process and complete an initial assessment.




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Flowchart: The Equality Impact Assessment Process

     Screening      1- Identify main aims of policy or service
                    2- Collect information
                    3- Is the policy or service a priority 1, 2 or 3?


                                      Initial
             1- Identify policy or service aims and objectives
             2- Collect all information
             3- Examine the policy or service in relation to each of the
                groups
             4- Does the policy or service result in negative impact on any of
                the groups that cannot be justified?


                 Yes                        No                    Don’t know



   Go to Full                     Record Results in                     Go to Partial
   Assessment                     Service Equality                      Assessment
                                  Plan and Exit
                                  Process


   1- Identify all of the policy or service                         1- Using different
      aims                                                             methods collate
   2- Consider all of the evidence gathered                            more information
   3- Make an assessment of the likely                                 to use as your
      impacts                                                          evidence base
   4- Consider alternatives to the to the                           2- Seek specialist
      policy or the way the service is                                 advice on the
      delivered                                                        different issue
   5- Consult formally with whoever may                                groups
      be affected by the policy or service
   6- After consultation there will be                            Has the potential for
      evidence which may help to                                  negative impact been
      inform/change the policy                                    removed?
   7- Make a decision on the conclusions
      of 5 and 6 as to whether the policy
      should be adopted                                           No                Yes
   8- Make any monitoring arrangements
      which can help to inform process and
      progress                                            Go to Full            Record Results
   9- Publish all assessment results                      Assessment            in Service
                                                                                Equality Plan
Record Results in
Service Equality Plan




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Appendix 3 – Screening: Assessing functions or policies for the relevance to the general duty
Chief Executive Directorate

                         Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                         Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief              Which of the 3       Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any




                                                                                                                                                   (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                   Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                          Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Responsibility for initial Equality Impact



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Completed
Executive’s              aspects does it      believe that some issue groups     much           public concern     P             C
                         relate to (if any    could be differently affected?     evidence       that functions /   R             O
DCR = Corporate          or all):                                                do you         policies are       I             M
Resources                                     Which issue groups are affected?   have?          being operated     O             M
                                              1 - Age                                           in a               R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                               2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  discriminatory     I             N
Services                                      3 - Carers Status                                 manner?            T             T
                                              4 - Disability                     0 - none                          Y             S
                         3. Promoting

                         2. Promoting Equal

                         1. Eliminating



DCFS = Children and                           5 - Gender                         1 - a little   0 - none




                                                                                                                   relevance?
                                                                                                                   degree of
                                                                                                                   What is the
Family Services                               6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       1 - a little
                            good relations?

                            Opportunity?

                            discrimination?




                                              7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      2 - some
DNS = Neighbourhood                           8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief                    3 - a lot
Services                                      9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
                                                                                                                                                                                          CED




                                                                                                                                             Gwen Forkin
                                                                                                                                             Ken Greensmith
                                                                                                                                             Karen Mulhearn
                                                                                                                                             Paul Peng
                                                                                                                                 The
                                                                                                                                 policy
                                                                                                                                 has the
                                                                                                                                 potential
                                                                                                                                 to impact
                                                                                                                                 on all
Equality and Diversity
                         1, 2, 3              1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9          2              1                  1             issue
Policy                                                                                                                           groups in
                                                                                                                                 both
                                                                                                                                 positive
                                                                                                                                 and
                                                                                                                                 negative
                                                                                                                                 ways




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                                                                                                       CED




                                                                                      Forkin
                                                                                      Gwen
                                                                                      Peng
                                                                                      Paul
The Race Equality
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    1   1
Scheme
                                                                                                       CED




                                                                                      Forkin
                                                                                      Gwen
                                                                                      Peng
                                                                                      Paul
The Gender Equality
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    1   1
Scheme
                                                                                                       CED




                                                                                  smith
                                                                                  Green
                                                                                  Ken
                                                                                  Forkin
                                                                                  Gwen
The Disability
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   3    1   1
Equality Scheme

The Equality and                                                                                       CED




                                                                                      Forkin
                                                                                      Gwen
                                                                                      Peng
                                                                                      Paul
Diversity 5 Year       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    1   1
Strategy
                                                                                                       CED




                                                                               n
                                                                               Forki
                                                                               n
                                                                               Gwe
                                                                               Peng
                                                                               Paul
Community Cohesion
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   0    1   1
Strategy
                                                                                                       CED




                                                                                      Forkin
                                                                                      Gwen
                                                                                      Peng
                                                                                      Paul
Corporate Monitoring
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    1   1
Framework
                                                                                                       CED




                                                                                      Roberts
                                                                                      Steve
                                                                                      Stalker
                                                                                      Helen
Internal
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    1   1
Communications

                                                                                                       CED




                                                                                      Roberts
                                                                                      Steve
                                                                                      Stalker
                                                                                      Helen
External
                       1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    1   1
Communications

                                                                          The SCS                      CED   Yes




                                                                                      Gwen Forkin
                                                                                      Ken Greensmith
                                                                                      Karen Mulhearn
                                                                                      Paul Peng
                                                                          is a long                          27/03/09
                                                                          term
                                                                          strategy
Sustainable
                                                                          aimed at
Communities            1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    1   1
                                                                          making
Strategy                                                                  Knowsley
                                                                          the
                                                                          Borough
                                                                          of Choice


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                                                                                                      CED   Yes




                                                                       Attwood
                                                                       Mark
                                                                       gh
                                                                       McCullou
                                                                       Cara
                                                                       Williams
                                                                       Helen
                                                                       Glover
                                                                       Mark
Corporate Plan        1,2,3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2    3   1


                                                                       It is                          CED   Yes




                                                                                    Karen Mulhearn
                                                                                    Cara McCullough
                                                                                    Paul Peng
                                                                       recognis
                                                                       ed that
                                                                       there is
                                                                       potential
                                                                       adverse
                                                                       or
                                                                       positive
Benchmarking Policy   1,3     1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   0    0   2
                                                                       mitigation
                                                                       arising
                                                                       from the
                                                                       bench
                                                                       marking
                                                                       advisory
                                                                       processe
                                                                       s.
                                                                                                      CED   Yes




                                                                                    Gwen Forkin
                                                                                    Williams
                                                                                    Helen
Policy Protocol       1,2,3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   3    2   1



                                                                       The Plan                       CED   Yes




                                                                                    Helen Williams
                                                                                    Mark Attwood
                                                                                    Mark Glover
                                                                       is crucial
                                                                       to the
                                                                       role out
                                                                       of
                                                                       Equality
                                                                       &
Service Planning      1,2,3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   3    3   1
                                                                       Diversity
                                                                       actions
                                                                       as it sets
                                                                       out the
                                                                       Service
                                                                       Equality
                                                                       Plan.

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                                                                           The                                  CED   Yes




                                                                                             Louise McClennan
                                                                                             Paul Morris
                                                                           toolkit is
                                                                           important
                                                                           to as it
                                                                           could be
                                                                           used in
Strategy and Policy
                        1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    0   1   the
Toolkit                                                                    develop
                                                                           ment of
                                                                           any
                                                                           council
                                                                           policy or
                                                                           strategy.
                                                                                                                CED   Yes




                                                                                        Jon Pitt
                                                                                        haw
                                                                                        Burkins
                                                                                        Ian
                                                                                                                      05/03/09
External consultation   1,2,3     1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    1   1


                                                                                                                CED   Yes




                                                                                          Jon Pitt
                                                                                          Burkinshaw
                                                                                          Ian
                                                                                                                      05/03/09
Internal consultation   1,2,3     1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    1   1




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Directorate Regeneration, Employment and Skills

                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3       Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document


                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it      believe that some issue groups     much           public concern     P             C
                       relate to (if any    could be differently affected?     evidence       that functions /   R             O
DCR = Corporate        or all):                                                do you         policies are       I             M
Resources                                   Which issue groups are affected?   have?          being operated     O             M
                                            1 - Age                                           in a               R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                             2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  discriminatory     I             N
Services                                    3 - Carers Status                                 manner?            T             T
                                            4 - Disability                     0 - none                          Y             S
                       6. Promoting

                       5. Promoting Equal

                       4. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                         5 - Gender                         1 - a little   0 - none




                                                                                                                 relevance?
                                                                                                                 degree of
                                                                                                                 What is the
Family Services                             6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       1 - a little
                          good relations?

                          Opportunity?

                          discrimination?




                                            7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      2 - some
DNS = Neighbourhood                         8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief                    3 - a lot
Services                                    9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
                                                                                                                               The plan                                                DRES




                                                                                                                                                  Arthur Duffy
                                                                                                                                                  Alec Maw
                                                                                                                               consults with
                                                                                                                               hard to reach
                                                                                                                               members of
                                                                                                                               the
                                                                                                                               community.
                                                                                                                               Provision has
                                                                                                                               now been
Local development
                       1, 2, 3              1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9          3              1                  1             made for
framework                                                                                                                      Gypsy and
                                                                                                                               Traveller
                                                                                                                               sites. A
                                                                                                                               sustainability
                                                                                                                               assessment
                                                                                                                               is due to be
                                                                                                                               carried out by
                                                                                                                               A Duffy.

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                                                                         A survey                     DRES
                                                                         carried out by
                                                                         Mott
                                                                         McDonald in
                                                                         2006
Processing planning                                                      revealed that




                                                                                          Alec Maw
                      0         1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    0   3
applications                                                             the service
                                                                         was used by
                                                                         mainly male
                                                                         customers
                                                                         and few older
                                                                         people
                                                                         Similar                      DRES




                                                                                          Ken King
                                                                                          Allec Maw
Processing building                                                      exercise
regulation            0         1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    0   3   needs
applications                                                             carrying out
                                                                         as DC
                                                                         The planning                 DRES




                                                                                          Alec Maw
                                                                         website is
                                                                         difficult to
                                                                         read for
Planning website      1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1    1   1   totally blind
                                                                         customers
                                                                         even with
                                                                         screen
                                                                         readers.




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Directorate Neighbourhood Services


                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3       Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any




                                                                                                                                     (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                     Who screened the document


                                                                                                                                                                             Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                             Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it      believe that some issue groups     much           public concern     P             C
                       relate to (if any    could be differently affected?     evidence       that functions /   R             O
DCR = Corporate        or all):                                                do you         policies are       I             M
Resources                                   Which issue groups are affected?   have?          being operated     O             M
                                            1 - Age                                           in a               R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                             2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  discriminatory     I             N
Services                                    3 - Carers Status                                 manner?            T             T
                                            4 - Disability                     0 - none                          Y             S
                       9. Promoting

                       8. Promoting Equal

                       7. Eliminating



DCFS = Children and                         5 - Gender                         1 - a little   0 - none




                                                                                                                 relevance?
                                                                                                                 degree of
                                                                                                                 What is the
Family Services                             6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       1 - a little
                          good relations?

                          Opportunity?

                          discrimination?




                                            7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      2 - some
DNS = Neighbourhood                         8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief                    3 - a lot
Services                                    9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
                                                                                                                                                                            DNS




                                                                                                                                   Carlton
                                                                                                                                   Smith/Aid
                                                                                                                                   Karen
Street Scene           1,2,3                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  2              1                  1


                                                                                                                                                                            DNS




                                                                                                                                   Carlton
                                                                                                                                   Smith/Aid
                                                                                                                                   Karen
Environmental
                       1,2,3                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  2              1                  1
Sustainability

                                                                                                                                                                            DNS




                                                                                                                                   Carlton
                                                                                                                                   Smith/Aid
                                                                                                                                   Karen
Facilities
                       1,2,3                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  2              1                  1
Management




                                                                                40
                                                                                                             DNS




                                                                               Hardman
                                                                               Smith/Abi
                                                                               Karen
Partnership
Development &          1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Support
                                                                                                             DNS




                                                                               Hardman
                                                                               Smith/Abi
                                                                               Karen
Community
                       1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Development

                                                                                                             DNS




                                                                               Hardman
                                                                               Smith/Abi
                                                                               Karen
Neighbourhood
                       1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Management

                                                                This policy                                  DNS




                                                                                   Karen Smith/Aid Carlton
                                                                is currently
                                                                being
                                                                reviewed in
                                                                the context
                                                                of the
Environmental Policy   1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   2   Council
                                                                Climate
                                                                Change
                                                                Strategy
                                                                adopted in
                                                                October
                                                                2008
                                                                                                             DNS




                                                                               Carlton
                                                                               /Adrian
                                                                               Karen smith
School Meals Policy    1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,8         2    1   1



                                                                                                             DNS




                                                                               Carlton
                                                                               Smith/Aid
                                                                               Karen
CCTV Code of
                       1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Practice




                                                   41
                                                                                        DNS




                                                                            Carlton
                                                                            Smith/Aid
                                                                            Karen
BSF Quality
                      1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Assurance


                                                                                        DNS




                                                                            Carlton
                                                                            Smith/Aid
                                                                            Karen
Food Safety Quality
                      1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Management


                                                                                        DNS




                                                                            Carlton
                                                                            Smith/Aid
                                                                            Karen
Knowsley Allotment
                      1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
& Leisure Strategy


                                                                                        DNS




                                                                            Carlton
                                                                            Smith/Aid
                                                                            Karen
Bin Assist            1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1



                                                                                        DNS




                                                                            Carlton
                                                                            Smith/Aid
                                                                            Karen
Joint Municipal
                      1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Waste Strategy


                                                               Strategy                 DNS




                                                                            Carlton
                                                                            Smith/Aid
                                                                            Karen
                                                               adopted
                                                               October
Climate Change        1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   3
                                                               2008 – EIA                     Y
                                                               completed                      11.08.0
                                                               then.                          8




                                                  42
                                                           Policy has                      DNS




                                                                          Karen Smith
                                                                          A Carlton
                                                           potential to
                                                           impact on
                                                           issue group
Knowsley Racial                                            2 in a more
                  1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
Harassment                                                 positive
                                                           way than
                                                           potentially
                                                           on other
                                                           groups
                                                           Potentially                     DNS




                                                                          Adrian Carlton
                                                                          Karen Smith
                                                           impact
                                                           more
                                                           positively
                                                           on those
                                                           with an
                                                           offending
                                                           past, or
Knowsley Adult                                             those
                  2       1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    1   1
Treatment Plan                                             where
                                                           family
                                                           members
                                                           i.e.
                                                           younger
                                                           children
                                                           are a
                                                           safeguardi
                                                           ng concern




                                              43
                                                             Potentially                    DNS




                                                                           Adrian Carlton
                                                                           Karen Smith
                                                             impact
                                                             more
                                                             positively
                                                             on those
                                                             with an
                                                             offending
                                                             past, or
Knowsley Alcohol                                             those
                    2       1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    1   1
Harm                                                         where
                                                             family
                                                             members
                                                             i.e.
                                                             younger
                                                             children
                                                             are a
                                                             safeguardi
                                                             ng concern
                                                             Could be                       DNS




                                                                           Karen Smith
                                                                           Adrian Carlton
                                                             perceived
                                                             to impact
                                                             negatively
                                                             on young
                                                             age
                                                             groups,
Mosquito Protocol   1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    1   1   however
                                                             currently
                                                             no
                                                             mosquito’s
                                                             are
                                                             deployed
                                                             within
                                                             knowsley




                                                44
                                                              Document                                           DNS




                                                                             Adrian Carlton
                                                                             Karen Smith
                                                              has
                                                              potential to
                                                              impact on
CDRP Plan            1,2,3   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1   all groups
                                                              both
                                                              positively
                                                              and
                                                              negatively
                                                              Again, age                                         DNS




                                                                                    Adrian Carlton/Karen Smith
                                                              and
                                                              offending
                                                              past are
                                                              most
                                                              relevant
                                                              due to
                                                              issues
                                                              around
                                                              safeguardi
Public Place Order
                     2,3,    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    1   1   ng and
Protocol                                                      youth
                                                              alcohol
                                                              misuse and
                                                              those
                                                              previously
                                                              requested
                                                              by police
                                                              not to drink
                                                              in public
                                                              places




                                                 45
                                                          Potential to                             DNS




                                                                         Aid Carlton/Karen Smith
                                                          impact
                                                          positively
                                                          on most
                                                          groups,
                                                          particularly
                                                          those
Knowsley Harm
                1,2,3,   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    1   1   within
Reduction                                                 communitie
                                                          s judged to
                                                          be
                                                          vulnerable
                                                          and most
                                                          at risk of
                                                          harm




                                             46
   Directorate Corporate Resources




                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating




DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Corporate Human
Resources
Recruitment and        1,2, 3                  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              1                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           12/11/0
retention                                                                                                                                                                                                                           8
Employee               1, 2, 3                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              1                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
consultation
Redeployment           1,2,                    6                                  0              2                      3                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
Rewards and            1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              0                      2                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
benefits
Time off work policy   1, 2, 3                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      2                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09


                                                                                        47
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Pension and            1, 2                    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      2                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
retirement
Flexible Workstyles    1,2, 3                  3                                  1              0                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           5/11/8
Employee               1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
consultation
Sickness Absence       1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              1                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
Management
Procedure
Developing people      1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              1                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
Health & Wellbeing     1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              0                      1                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
Managing behaviour,    1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  1              0                      3                 OD                                          DCR                                           Jan 09
performance,
information and
attendance



                                                                                        48
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Financial Procedure    None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Rules                                                                                                                                     Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Budget & Policy        None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Procedure Rules                                                                                                                           Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Anti Fraud &           1, 2, 3                 No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Corruption Policy                                                                                                                         Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09


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                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Whistleblowing         1, 2, 3                 4                                  0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Procedures                                                                                                                                Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Code of Corporate      1, 2, 3                 No                                 0              0                      2                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Governance                                                                                                                                Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Medium Term            None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Financial Strategy                                                                                                                        Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09


                                                                                        50
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Leasing Guide          None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
                                                                                                                                          Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Oracle Financials      None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Guide                                                                                                                                     Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Treasury               None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Management                                                                                                                                Services                                                                                   reviewe
Practices
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09


                                                                                        51
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Support Service        None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Statement –                                                                                                                               Services                                                                                   reviewe
Financial Services
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Budget Monitoring      None                    No                                 0              0                      3                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Arrangements                                                                                                                              Services                                                                                   reviewe
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09
Housing and Council    1, 2, 3                 No                                 0              2                      1                 Financial                                    DCR                                           Yes –
Tax Benefit counter                                                                                                                       Services                                                                                   reviewe
fraud policy and
strategy                                                                                                                                  Mgt Team                                                                                   d Feb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     09


                                                                                        52
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Accident Reporting     None                    None                               0              0                      3             Covered                                                 DCR
Policy                                                                                                                                under
Asbestos Policy        None                    None                               0              0                      3             Borough                                                 DCR
                                                                                                                                      Health &
                                                                                                                                      Safety
                                                                                                                                      Policy
Emergency Plan         None                    None                               0              0                      3                        KK                                           DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                                 AMN                                                                                        Feb 09
Borough Health &       None                    None                               0              0                      3                        KK                                           DCR                                           Yes
Safety Policy                                                                                                                                    MW
Business Continuity    None                    None                               0              0                      3                        KK                                           DCR                                           Feb 09
                                                                                                                                                 AMN
Data Protection        None                    None                               0              0                      3                        KK                                           DCR                                           Yes
Policy                                                                                                                                           LM

                                                                                        53
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3            Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                  (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                  Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                          Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it           believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or      could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                        do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Freedom of             None                      None                               0              0                      3                 KK                                           DCR                                           Feb 09
Information                                                                                                                                 LM
Risk Management        None                      None                               0              0                      3                 KK                                           DCR                                           Yes
Policy                                                                                                                                      AMN                                                                                        Feb 09
LEGAL SERVICES
DIVISION
Policies and
Procedures
Client Care Policy     1, 3                      N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                        DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                            Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
Risk Management        3                         N                                  O              O                      3                 Legal                                        DCR                                           Yes
Policy                                                                                                                                      Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team



                                                                                          54
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3            Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it           believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or      could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                        do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Health and Safety      None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Policy                                                                                                                                      Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
File and case          3                         N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
management policy                                                                                                                           Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
and procedures                                                                                                                              Mgmt Team
Complaints handling    3                         N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
procedure                                                                                                                                   Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
Procedure for the      1                         N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
selection and                                                                                                                               Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
instruction of                                                                                                                              Mgmt Team
Counsel and other
Experts
Time recording         None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
procedures                                                                                                                                  Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team


                                                                                          55
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3            Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it           believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or      could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                        do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Sealing of             None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
documents                                                                                                                                   Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
procedure                                                                                                                                   Mgmt Team
Child protection       3                         3                                  1              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
emergency duty                                                                                                                              Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
scheme                                                                                                                                      Mgmt Team
Functions
Commercial Projects    None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice                                                                                                                                      Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
Procurement advice     1                         N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                            Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
Contracts advice       2                         N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
and drafting                                                                                                                                Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team


                                                                                          56
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                              (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                              Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Grant and Funding      1, 3                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Agreements advice                                                                                                                         Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007
and drafting                                                                                                                              Mgmt Team
Commercial             None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Property and Land                                                                                                                         Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007
Transactions advice                                                                                                                       Mgmt Team
and drafting
Leases and             None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Agreements advice                                                                                                                         Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007
and drafting                                                                                                                              Mgmt Team
Conveyancing           None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice and drafting                                                                                                                       Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Landlord and Tenant    None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice                                                                                                                                    Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team



                                                                                        57
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3            Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it           believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or      could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                        do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Compulsory             None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Purchase Orders                                                                                                                             Service
advice and drafting                                                                                                                         Mgmt Team
Mortgage               None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
redemptions                                                                                                                                 Service
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
Land Ownership         None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice                                                                                                                                      Service
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
Child Protection       None                      N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice and                                                                                                                                  Service
representation                                                                                                                              Mgmt Team
Adult Social           1                         N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Services advice and                                                                                                                         Service
representation                                                                                                                              Mgmt Team
Education advice       1                         N                                  0              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
and representation                                                                                                                          Service
                                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
                                                                                          58
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                      (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                      Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                              Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Environmental          None                    N                                  0              0                      3                         Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Pollution advice and                                                                                                                              Service
rep                                                                                                                                               Mgmt Team
Health and Safety at   None                    N                                  0              0                      3                         Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Work advice and                                                                                                                                   Service
representation                                                                                                                                    Mgmt Team
Food Safety advice     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                         Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
and representation                                                                                                                                Service
                                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team
Trading Standards      None                    N                                  O              O                      3                         Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice and                                                                                                                                        Service
representation                                                                                                                                    Mgmt Team
Employment advice      1, 2, 3                 N                                  2              0                      1             From 1 to   Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
and representation                                                                                                                                Service
                                                                                                                                      3 IA com-
                                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team
                                                                                                                                      pleted



                                                                                        59
                        Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                        Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief             Which of the 3            Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                 (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                 Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                         Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                         Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Completed
Executive’s             aspects does it           believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                        relate to (if any or      could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate         all):                                                        do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                         Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                  1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                   2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                          3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                  4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                            12. Promoting

                            11. Promoting Equal

                            10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                               5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                           relevance?
                                                                                                                           degree of
                                                                                                                           What is the
Family Services                                   6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                                good relations?

                                Opportunity?

                                discrimination?




                                                  7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                               8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                          9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Civil and Criminal      None                      N                                  2              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
litigation advice and                                                                                                                        Service
representation                                                                                                                               Mgmt Team
Commercial              None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Property litigation                                                                                                                          Service
advice and                                                                                                                                   Mgmt Team
representation
Licensing               None                      N                                  2              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
prosecutions and                                                                                                                             Service
appeals - advice and                                                                                                                         Mgmt Team
representation
Licensing advice        None                      N                                  2              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                             Service
                                                                                                                                             Mgmt Team
Crime and Disorder      1                         N                                  2              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice and                                                                                                                                   Service
representation                                                                                                                               Mgmt Team

                                                                                           60
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                              (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                              Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Merseyside Police      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Authority advice                                                                                                                          Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Freedom of             None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Information advice                                                                                                                        Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Data Protection        None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice                                                                                                                                    Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Planning advice and    None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
representation                                                                                                                            Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Highways advice        None                    N                                  2              0                      2                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
and representation                                                                                                                        Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team




                                                                                        61
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                              (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                              Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Advice on Corporate    None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Governance and                                                                                                                            Service
general Corporate                                                                                                                         Mgmt Team
issues
Building Contracts     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
advice and drafting                                                                                                                       Service
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Traffic Regulation     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Orders advice and                                                                                                                         Service
drafting                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team
Tree Preservation      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Orders advice and                                                                                                                         Service
drafting                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team
General Admin          None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Legal                                      DCR                                           Yes
Orders advice and                                                                                                                         Service
drafting                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team



                                                                                        62
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                              (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                              Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills

EHCP FUNCTIONS

 EHCP POLICIES
AND
PROCEDURES
Enforcement policies   1,2, 3                  N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
(corporate and                                                                                                                            Mgmt Team
service specific
policies)
Food Service Plan      1,2, 3                  N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Accident Reporting     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 EHCP                                       DCR
Policy                                                                                                                                    Mgmt Team
Asbestos Policy        None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 EHCP                                       DCR
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team


                                                                                        63
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                              (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                              Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Emergency Plan         1,2, 3                  N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
Borough Health &       1,2, 3                  N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
Safety Policy                                                                                                                             Mgmt Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007

Fire Precautions       None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 EHCP                                       DCR
Register                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team
Public (paupers)       1, 2, 3                 N                                  0              0                      3                 EHCP                                       DCR
burials                                                                                                                                   Mgmt Team
Illegal Encampment     1,2,3                   2                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
Procedure(                                                                                                                                Mgmt Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007
Travellers)
Enforcement            1, 2, 3                 N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
management model                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007




                                                                                        64
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                              (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                              Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Consumer Advice        1,2,3                   N                                  1              1                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007
Statement of           1,2,3                   N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
Licensing Policy                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2007
RIPA Codes of          1,2,3                   N                                  0              0                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
Practice                                                                                                                                  Mgmt Team
Trader Approved        1,2,3                   1                                  2              1                      1                 EHCP                                       DCR                                           Yes
Schemes                                                                                                                                   Mgmt Team
Process all searches   None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 EHCP                                       DCR
received manually &                                                                                                                       Mgmt Team
electronically
Maintain Local Land    NONE                    N                                  0              0                      3                 EHCP                                       DCR
Charges Register                                                                                                                          Mgmt Team
CUSTOMER
SERVICES

                                                                                        65
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Policies
Customer Care          1,2,3                   N                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
Charter                                                                                                                                            Team
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09
Corporate              1,2,3                   N                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
Complaints Policy /                                                                                                                                Team
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
Have Your Say
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09




                                                                                        66
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Procedures
Housing and Council    1,2,3                   N                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
Tax Benefits Service                                                                                                                               Team
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09
Council Tax            1,2,3                   N                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
Enquiries                                                                                                                                          Team
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09




                                                                                        67
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Hate and Domestic      1,2,3                   2, 5, 6 , 8 and 9                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
Violence Helpline                                                                                                                                  Team                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                      09 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                      2
Telecare Helpline      1,2,3                   1 and 4                            None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                                   Team
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09
Anti`social            1,2,3                   N                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS Mgmt                                   DCR                                           Yes
Behaviour Helpline                                                                                                                                 Team                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                      09 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                      2


                                                                                        68
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Blue Badge permit      1,2,3                   4                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
applications                                                                                                                                       Manageme                                                                                 Review
                                                                                                                                      09 -
                                                                                                                                                   nt Team                                                                                  ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                      2
Environmental          1,2                     N                                  None           None                   3             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
Service requests                                                                                                                                   Manageme
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                                   nt Team
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      3                                                                                                     09
Planning and           1,2,3                   N                                  None           None                   2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
Building Control                                                                                                                                   Manageme                                                                                 Review
                                                                                                                                      09 -
Enquiries                                                                                                                                          nt Team                                                                                  ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                      2


                                                                                        69
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Parking Permit         1,2                     4                                  None           None                   3             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
applications                                                                                                                                       Manageme
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                                   nt Team
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      3                                                                                                     09
General Enquiries      1,2                     4                                  None           None                   3             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
                                                                                                                                                   Manageme                                                                                 Review
                                                                                                                                      09 -
                                                                                                                                                   nt Team                                                                                  ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                      3
Registration of        1,2,3                   1                                  0              0                      2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
births, deaths,                                                                                                                                    Manageme
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
marriages and civil                                                                                                                                nt Team
partnerships                                                                                                                          dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09


                                                                                        70
                         Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                         Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief              Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                         (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                         Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Completed
Executive’s              aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                         relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate          all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Legal preliminaries      1,2,3                   1                                  0              0                      2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
to marriage and civil                                                                                                                                Manageme                                                                                 Review
                                                                                                                                        09 -
partnership                                                                                                                                          nt Team                                                                                  ed Feb
                                                                                                                                        dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                        2
Civil Marriage & Civil   1,2,3                   1                                  0              0                      2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
Partnership                                                                                                                                          Manageme
                                                                                                                                        09 -                                                                                                  Review
Ceremonies                                                                                                                                           nt Team
                                                                                                                                        dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                        2                                                                                                     09
Citizenship              1,2,3                   2                                  0              0                      2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
ceremonies                                                                                                                                           Manageme                                                                                 Review
                                                                                                                                        09 -
                                                                                                                                                     nt Team                                                                                  ed Feb
                                                                                                                                        dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                        2


                                                                                          71
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                       (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                       Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                               Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Naming Ceremonies      1,2,3                   8                                  0              0                      2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
(non-stat)                                                                                                                                         Manageme
                                                                                                                                      09 -                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                                   nt Team
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      2                                                                                                     09
Renewal of vows        1,2,3                   N                                  0              0                      2             Reviewed     CCS                                        DCR                                           Yes
(non-stat)                                                                                                                                         Manageme                                                                                 Review
                                                                                                                                      09 -
                                                                                                                                                   nt Team                                                                                  ed Feb
                                                                                                                                      dropped to                                                                                            09
                                                                                                                                      2




                                                                                        72
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Democratic Services
Policies & Procedures


Adhering to Rep of     1,2,3                   1 and 2                            0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR
People Acts/Regs                                                                                                                          Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Staff Employment       1,2,3                   N                                  A little       0                      1                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           Yes
Procedures for                                                                                                                            Services
Elections/Register                                                                                                                        mgmt team
Canvass
Constitution:-
Executive Procedure    None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR
Rules                                                                                                                                     Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team



                                                                                        73
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Scrutiny Procedure     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR
Rules                                                                                                                                     Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Council Procedure      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Rules                                                                                                                                     Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Access to              None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Information                                                                                                                               Services
Procedure Rules                                                                                                                           mgmt team
Articles of the        None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Constitution                                                                                                                              Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Cabinet Portfolios     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
and Scrutiny Arr                                                                                                                          Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Terms of Reference     None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
of Committees                                                                                                                             Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team

                                                                                        74
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Scheme of              None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Delegation                                                                                                                                Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Proper Officers        None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
                                                                                                                                          Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Local Choice           None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Functions                                                                                                                                 Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Code of Conduct -      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Members                                                                                                                                   Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Code of Conduct -      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Officers                                                                                                                                  Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Functions:



                                                                                        75
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3            Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                 (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                 Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                         Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                         Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it           believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or      could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                        do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Members’ Scheme        1                         N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
of Allowances                                                                                                                               Services
                                                                                                                                            mgmt team
Regulation 33 visits   None (statutory)          N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
to Childrens’ Homes                                                                                                                         Services
                                                                                                                                            mgmt team
Training and           1, 2                      N                                  0              0                      2                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           Yes
Development for                                                                                                                             Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2007
Members                                                                                                                                     mgmt team
Advice and support     None                      N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
to Mayoralty and                                                                                                                            Services
Members                                                                                                                                     mgmt team
Compilation of         None (Statutory)          1 and 2                            3              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Electoral Register                                                                                                                          Services
                                                                                                                                            mgmt team
Monthly                None (Statutory)          1 and 2                            3              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
amendments to                                                                                                                               Services
Electoral Register                                                                                                                          mgmt team

                                                                                          76
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Organisation of        None (Statutory)        1 and 2                            3              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Elections/Referenda                                                                                                                       Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Format of              None (Statutory)        1, 2 and 4                         2              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Election/Register                                                                                                                         Services
Literature delivered                                                                                                                      mgmt team
to the public – ie.
Poll Cards, Form A,
Postal Votes
Election/Register      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
enquiries                                                                                                                                 Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Committee                                                                                                                                                                             DCR
Administration:-
Administration of      None                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Forward Plan/Key                                                                                                                          Services
Decisions                                                                                                                                 mgmt team


                                                                                        77
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Arrangement of         2, 3                    4                                  1              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
meetings                                                                                                                                  Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Distribution of        2, 3                    4                                  1              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Agenda Papers                                                                                                                             Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Preparation and        2, 3                    N                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
attendance at                                                                                                                             Services
meetings                                                                                                                                  mgmt team
Production of          2, 3                    4                                  0              0                      3                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
minutes                                                                                                                                   Services
                                                                                                                                          mgmt team
Independent            1,2, 3                  N                                  0              0                      1                 Dem’                                        DCR                                           No
Education Appeals                                                                                                                         Services
and related                                                                                                                               mgmt team
administration



                                                                                        78
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Exchequer
Services
Insurance
Arrangement of         None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
cover                                                                                                                                     Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Claims handling        None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Insurance guides       None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Payments                                                                                                                                                                                                                            March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09
To make payments       None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
on behalf of KMBC                                                                                                                         Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Payments &             None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
expenses guidance                                                                                                                         Mgt Team                                                                                  09
notes

                                                                                        79
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Oracle financials      None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
guidance                                                                                                                                  Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Leased car policies    None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Car loans              None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Procurement                                                                                                                                                                                                                         March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09
Corporate contracts    1,2,3                   None                               1              1                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Procurement            1,2,3                   None                               1              1                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
strategy &                                                                                                                                Mgt Team                                                                                  09
improvement plan
Procurement manual     None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Payroll                                                                                                                                                                                                                             March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09


                                                                                        80
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Payment of wages &     None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
salaries                                                                                                                                  Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Pension Liaison        None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Payroll Manual         None                    None                               0              0                      3                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09
BENEFITS                                                                                                                                                                                                                            March
SERVICE                                                                                                                                                                                                                             09
Policies:                                                                                                                                                                                                                           March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09
Housing and Council    1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              2                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Tax Benefit Take up                                                                                                                       Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Policy and Strategy



                                                                                        81
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Incomplete Claims      1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              2                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Policy                                                                                                                                    Mgt Team                                                                                  09
(Processing - New
claims, changes and
interventions)
Housing and Council    1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.                 0              2                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Tax Benefit                                                                                                                               Mgt Team                                                                                  09
overpayment debt
recovery policy and
strategy
Backdating policy      1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              2                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Discretionary          1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              2                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Housing Payments                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
policy



                                                                                        82
                         Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                         Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief              Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                 (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                 Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                         Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                         Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Completed
Executive’s              aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                         relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate          all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                        Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                 1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                  2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                         3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                 4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                           12. Promoting

                           11. Promoting Equal

                           10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                              5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                          relevance?
                                                                                                                          degree of
                                                                                                                          What is the
Family Services                                  6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                               good relations?

                               Opportunity?

                               discrimination?




                                                 7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                              8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                         9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Verification             1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      2                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Framework                                                                                                                                   Mgt Team                                                                                  09
procedure
Review interventions     1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              1                      2                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
/ PM10 Reductions                                                                                                                           Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Target.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      March
Revenues                                                                                                                                                                                                                              09
Council Tax Billing      1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      2                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
(establishing &                                                                                                                             Mgt Team                                                                                  09
maintaining liability)
Council Tax              1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Enforcement                                                                                                                                 Mgt Team                                                                                  09
NNDR Billing             1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      2                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                            Mgt Team                                                                                  09

                                                                                          83
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
NNDR Enforcement       1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Sundry Debtor &        1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      2                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Benefit                                                                                                                                   Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Overpayment Billing
Sundry Debtor &        1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
Benefit                                                                                                                                   Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Overpayment
Enforcement

Policies
Debt Recovery          1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              1                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09
Write Off Procedures   1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              0                      1                 Exchequer                                   DCR                                           March
                                                                                                                                          Mgt Team                                                                                  09



                                                                                        84
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                          (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                          Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Discretionary Rate     1,2.3.                  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  2              2                      1                        Exchequer                                       DCR                                           March
Relief                                                                                                                                           Mgt Team                                                                                      09
Council Tax Benefit    1,2,3                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  0              2                      1                        Exchequer                                       DCR                                           March
overpayment                                                                                                                                      Mgt Team                                                                                      09
Debt recovery policy
IT Division Plan       1, 2 and 3              7                                  0              0                      3             All 3 as   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yes
                                                                                                                                      reviewed   Team
                                                                                                                                      in March
                                                                                                                                      09
IT Security Policy     1, 2 and 3              N                                  0              0                      3             As above   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yes
                                                                                                                                                 Team




                                                                                        85
                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                          (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                          Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                       relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate        all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                      Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                               1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                       3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                               4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                         12. Promoting

                         11. Promoting Equal

                         10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                            5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                        relevance?
                                                                                                                        degree of
                                                                                                                        What is the
Family Services                                6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                             good relations?

                             Opportunity?

                             discrimination?




                                               7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                            8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                       9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Reception              1, 2 and 3              N                                  0              0                      3             As above   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yes
Management                                                                                                                                       Team



Redundant IT           1, 2 and 3              1 and 4                            0              0                      3             As above   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yes
equipment policy                                                                                                                                 Team



Service desk call      1, 2 and 3              4                                  1              0                      3             As above   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Yes
priority management                                                                                                                              Team




                                                                                        86
                        Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                        Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief             Which of the 3          Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any public




                                                                                                                                                           (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                           Who screened the document

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Completed
Executive’s             aspects does it         believe that some issue groups     much           concern that           P             C
                        relate to (if any or    could be differently affected?     evidence       functions / policies   R             O
DCR = Corporate         all):                                                      do you         are being              I             M
Resources                                       Which issue groups are affected?   have?          operated in a          O             M
                                                1 - Age                                           discriminatory         R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                                 2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  manner?                I             N
Services                                        3 - Carers Status                                                        T             T
                                                4 - Disability                     0 - none       0 - none               Y             S
                          12. Promoting

                          11. Promoting Equal

                          10. Eliminating


DCFS = Children and                             5 - Gender                         1 - a little   1 - a little




                                                                                                                         relevance?
                                                                                                                         degree of
                                                                                                                         What is the
Family Services                                 6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       2 - some
                              good relations?

                              Opportunity?

                              discrimination?




                                                7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      3 - a lot
DNS = Neighbourhood                             8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief
Services                                        9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Service rota staffing   1, 2 and 3              N                                  0              0                      3             As above   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes
                                                                                                                                                  Team



Service desk work       1, 2 and 3              N                                  0              0                      3             As above   IT Mgt                                          DCR




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mar-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reviewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes
allocation across ITD                                                                                                                             Team




                                                                                         87
Directorate Children and Family Services

                       Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                       Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief            Which of the 3        Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any




                                                                                                                                               (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                               Who screened the document


                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
Executive’s            aspects does it       believe that some issue groups     much           public concern     P             C
                       relate to (if any     could be differently affected?     evidence       that functions /   R             O
DCR = Corporate        or all):                                                 do you         policies are       I             M
Resources                                    Which issue groups are affected?   have?          being operated     O             M
                                             1 - Age                                           in a               R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                              2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  discriminatory     I             N
Services                                     3 - Carers Status                                 manner?            T             T
                                             4 - Disability                     0 - none                          Y             S
                       15. Promoting

                       14. Promoting Equal

                       13. Eliminating



DCFS = Children and                          5 - Gender                         1 - a little   0 - none




                                                                                                                  relevance?
                                                                                                                  degree of
                                                                                                                  What is the
Family Services                              6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       1 - a little
                           good relations?

                           Opportunity?

                           discrimination?




                                             7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      2 - some
DNS = Neighbourhood                          8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief                    3 - a lot
Services                                     9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
                       1, 2, 3                                                                                                  Plan          DCFS                                    DCFS                                          Yes
                                                                                                                                identifies    SLT                                     SLT                                           March
                                                                                                                                delivery of                                                                                         09
                                                                                                                                services
DCFS Business Plan                           1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  3              3                  1
                                                                                                                                based on
                                                                                                                                needs of
                                                                                                                                vulnerable
                                                                                                                                groups.
                       1,2,3                                                                                                    Delivery      DCFS                                    DCFS                                          Yes
                                                                                                                                plan based    SLT                                     SLT                                           Sept.
                                                                                                                                on local                                                                                            09
DCFS Delivery Plan                           1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9                  3              3                  1             data to
                                                                                                                                address
                                                                                                                                high level
                                                                                                                                of need.



                                                                                 88
                       1,2,3                                       Potential      KSCB      DCFS   Yes
                                                                   for            ISET             March
Allegations                                                        allegations    School’          2010
                                                                   to be          s
Management policy
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,   3    3   1   based on       Safegu
and procedures for                                                 prejudice      arding
schools                                                            or             Officer
                                                                   discriminati
                                                                   on
                       1, 2, 3                                     Policy is      KSCB      DCFS   Yes
Safeguarding                                                       fundament      ISET             1.6.08
Child Protection                                                   al to the      School’          Review
policy and                       1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9    3    2   1   protection     s                2011
procedures for                                                     of             Safegu
schools                                                            vulnerable     arding
                                                                   children       Officer
                       1,2,3                                       Document       KSCB      DCFS   Yes
                                                                   reflects       ISET             Sept.0
                                                                   areas of       School’          8
Safeguarding
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9    1    1   1   concern at     s                Review
document for schools                                               time of        Safegu           2011
                                                                   developme      arding
                                                                   nt             Officer
                       1,2,3                                       Potential to   KSCB      DCFS   Yes
                                                                   affect all     ISET             March
                                                                   groups         School’          10
                                                                   either as      s
Safer recruitment                                                  service        Safegu
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,   3    1   1
training for schools                                               user or as     arding
                                                                   applicant      Officer
                                                                   for post
                                                                   within
                                                                   DCFS
                       1                                           Awareness      ISET      DCFS   Yes
Reporting and
                                                                   of high        Equalit          March
recording racist                 2,3                  3    1   1
                                                                   sensitivity    y                10
incidents                                                          in this area   Officer




                                                      89
                         1,2,3                                    Programm       ISET      DCFS   Yes
                                                                  e              Equalit          March
                                                                  developed      y                10
                                                                  to             Officer
                                                                  disseminat
                                                                  e good
Equality and Diversity
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    0   2   practice
training programme                                                provide
                                                                  resources
                                                                  and ensure
                                                                  compliance
                                                                  with legal
                                                                  obligations
                         1,2,3                                    Ensuring       ISET      DCFS   No
                                                                  schools are    Equalit          Defere
Production of Single                                              up to date     y                d Sept
Equality schemes                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    0   3   with           Officer          10
                                                                  requiremen
                                                                  ts from
                                                                  DCFS
                         1,2,3                                    Encourage      ISET      DCFS   Yes
                                                                  s DCFS         ECP              March
                                                                  agencies                        07
                                                                  are                             Review
                                                                  equipped                        2011
                                                                  to support
Anti-Bullying training                                            YP who
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   2
programme                                                         may be
                                                                  affected by
                                                                  harassmen
                                                                  t in schools
                                                                  and the
                                                                  wider
                                                                  community
                         1,2,3                                    Driven by      Raising   DCFS   Yes
Raising Attainment                                                National       Standa           March
Standards Task                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   1   Challenge      rds              2010
Force                                                                            Taskfor
                                                                                 ce




                                                     90
                       2                                        Local          Raisnin   DCFS   Yes
                                                                evidence of    g                March
Parent Strategy                                                 low            standar          2010
Standards Task                 5,3,1               2    1   1   attainment     ds
Force                                                           linked to      taskfor
                                                                social         ce
                                                                deprivation
                       1,2,3                                    SLA            Workb     DCFS   Yes
Workbased Learning                                              ensures        ased             March
                                                                E+D            Learnin          2010
Service Level                  2,3,4,5,6,7,,8,9    3    2   1
                                                                compliance     g
Agreement                                                       of training
                                                                providers
                       1,2                                      Monitoring     Workb     DCFS   March
Workbased Learning                                              access by      ased             11
                               2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9     2    0   2
Referrals policy                                                designated     Learnin
                                                                groups         g
                       1,2,3                                    Provides       DJ        DCFS   Yes
Workbased Learning                                              access to                       March
Qualifications                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    0   1   progress                        2010
Framework                                                       routes, part
                                                                of Q.A
                       1,2,3                                    Parental       Workb     DCFS   No
Workbased Learning                                              partnership    ased             March
                                                                central to     Learnin          2011
Parental Involvement           3                   3    1   2
                                                                assist         g
protocol                                                        learner
                                                                progress
                       2,3                                      Awareness      Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                that some      Learnin          March
Family Learning                                                 groups are     g                2010
                               3,5                 2    1   1
Provision                                                       under          Service
                                                                represente
                                                                d
                       2,3                                      Awareness      Family    DCFS   No
                                                                that some      Learnin          March
Healthy Families
                                                                groups are     g                2011
provision                      3,5                 2    1   2
                                                                under          Service
                                                                represente
                                                                d


                                                   91
                      2,3                                      Limited        Family    DCFS   Yes
Extended Horizons
                                                               evidence at    Learnin          March
project                       3,4,5               1    1   1
                                                               present        g                2010
                                                                              Service
                      2                                        New            Busine    DCFS   Yes
Business                                                       service,       ss               March
                                                               awareness      Transfo          09
transformation
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1   of possible    rmation          Review
Business support                                               under          Team             2012
Plan                                                           representat
                                                               ion
                      1,2,3                                    Imperative     Busine    DCFS   Yes
                                                               to align to    ss               April 08
                                                               corporate      Transfo          Review
Information
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   1   info and       rmation          2011
technology services                                            tech.          team
                                                               integration
                                                               strategy
                      1,2,3                                    Suitability/   Busine    DCFS   Yes
                                                               allocation     ss               March
                                                               of assets      Transfo          09
Assets                        1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   2
                                                               promotes       rmation          Review
                                                               good           team             2012
                                                               relations
                      1,2,3                                    FSK review     Busine    DCFS   Yes
                                                               to be          ss               April 08
School Organisation
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   1   undertaken     Transfo          Review
Governor Support                                               to reflect     rmation          2011
                                                               impact         team
                      1,2,3                                    As above       Busine    DCFS   Yes
                                                                              ss               April 08
Student Support               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   1                  Transfo          Review
                                                                              rmation          2011
                                                                              team
                      1,2,3                                    Integral to    Busine    DCFS   Yes
                                                               all service    ss               April 08
Planning and
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    3   1   delivery       Transfo          Review
Performance                                                    across         rmation          2011
                                                               directorate    team




                                                  92
                       1,2,3                                    Core Offer     Extend    DCFS   Yes
Extended Services                                               in meeting     ed               March
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1
Childcare                                                       full service   Service          10
                                                                status         s
                       1,2,3                                    Core Offer     Extend    DCFS
Extended Services                                                              ed               Yes
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    2   1
Activities Programme                                                           Service          March
                                                                               s                10
                       1,2,3                                    Core Offer     Extend    DCFS
Extended Services                                                              ed               Yes
Community Access               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3    1   1                  Service          March
                                                                               s                10


Extended Services      1,2,3                                    Core Offer     Extend    DCFS
Parenting Support                                                              ed               Yes
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1                  Service          March
                                                                               s                2010


                       1,2,3                                    Core offer     Extend    DCFS   Yes
Extended Services                                                              ed               March
Referral protocol              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1                  Servise          2010
                                                                               s


English as an          2,3                                      Service        ISET      DCFS   Yes
Additional Language                                             directly                        March
                                                                support                         2010
Service
                                                                families
Assessment Process             2,8                 0    0   1
                                                                who may
                                                                be
                                                                differently
                                                                affected
                       1,2                                      Service        ISET      DCFS
                                                                supports                        Yes
Language Support
                                                                CYP who                         March
and Intervention               2,8                 0    0   2
                                                                may be                          2010
programme                                                       differently
                                                                affected




                                                   93
                        1,2,3                                    Increasing     ISET    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 info                          Sept08
Training programme                                               pathways                      Review
for school staff                                                 for families                  2011
                                2,8                 0    0   3
                                                                 who may
                                                                 be
                                                                 differently
                                                                 affected
                        1,2                                      Supporting     ISET    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 schools to                    March
Raising Attainment
                                2,8                 2    1   2   address                       09
programme                                                        discriminati                  Review
                                                                 on                            2012
                        1,2,3                                    Concern        ISET    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 that lack of                  March
                                                                 access to                     2010
                                                                 language
Family integrated
                                1,2,3,8             3    3   1   provision
support programme                                                could
                                                                 constitute
                                                                 discriminati
                                                                 on
Early Years             1,2,3                                    No             Early   DCFS   Yes
Sector workforce                                                 evidence       Years          Jan08
development and                                                  that service                  Review
communication                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   0    0   3   is                            2011
                                                                 discriminat
strategy
                                                                 ory


Quality and Inclusion   2,3                                      No direct      Early   DCFS   Yes
review processes –                                               impact on      Years          Sept.
Schools and Private,                                             groups                        08
Voluntary and                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   0    0   3   through                       Review
                                                                 process                       2011
Independent settings




                                                    94
                          1,2                                      Need to       Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                                   quality       Years          March
                                                                   assure                       2010
Childcare information
                                  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1   information
Service                                                            in relation
                                                                   to affected
                                                                   groups
                          1,2                                      Requireme     Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                                   nt to         Years          March
                                                                   conduct                      2010
                                                                   sufficiency
                                                                   assessmen
                                                                   t targeting
Sufficient Provision in                                            certain
Early Years and                                                    groups.
                                                                   Also
Childcare protocol                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1
                                                                   address
                                                                   need of
                                                                   differently
                                                                   affected
                                                                   compound
                                                                   ed by
                                                                   economic
                                                                   disadvanta
                                                                   ge
                          1,2,3                                    Awareness     Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                                   of need to    Years          March
Children’s Centre                                                  engage                       2010
                                  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    1   1
One Stop Shops                                                     further in
                                                                   relation to
                                                                   7,8,9
                          2,3                                      Awareness     Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                                   of need to    Years          March
                                                                   address                      2010
Early Years provision             1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    0   1
                                                                   service in
                                                                   relation to
                                                                   7,8,9




                                                      95
                      1,2,3                                    Awareness      Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                               of need to     Years          April 08
Family Support                                                 review                        Review
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    0   2
Service                                                        service in                    2011
                                                               relation to
                                                               7,8,9
                      2,3                                      Enabling       Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                               service to     Years          April 08
Child and Family
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    0   2   address                       Review
Health Service                                                 appropriate                   2011
                                                               health care
                      1,2                                      Enabling       Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                               service to     Years          April 08
                                                               increase                      Review
                                                               training                      2011
Training and
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    0   2   and
Employment support                                             employmen
                                                               t
                                                               opportuniti
                                                               es
                      1,2,3                                    Play           Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                               service        Years          March
                                                               review will                   2010
Play Service                                                   enhance
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1
provision 5-16                                                 scrutiny on
                                                               differently
                                                               affected
                                                               groups
                      1,2,3                                    Play           Early   DCFS   Yes
                                                               service        Years          March
                                                               review will                   2010
Development of play                                            enhance
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1
spaces                                                         scrutiny on
                                                               differently
                                                               affected
                                                               groups
                      1,2,3                                    YP may         YOS     DCFS   Yes
                                                               face                          March
Youth Justice plan            1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   1   discriminati                  2010
                                                               on in the
                                                               wider YJS

                                                  96
                       1,2,3                                    Under          YOS        DCFS   No
                                                                developme                        March
                                                                nt to give                       2011
Youth Crime
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8     2    2   2   local
prevention plan                                                 response
                                                                to national
                                                                YCAP
                       1,2,3                                    New team       YOS        DCFS   NO
Targeted Youth                                                  under                            March
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   3
Support                                                         developme                        2012
                                                                nt
                       1,2                                      Concerns       YOS        DCFS   No
                                                                about rising                     March
Teenage Pregnancy
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2    2   2   levels of                        2011
Strategy                                                        Teenage
                                                                pregnancy
                       1,2                                      Concerns       YOS        DCFS   No
                                                                about                            March
                                                                increase in                      2012
Young People’s
                                                                mental
Substance Misuse               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    2   3
                                                                health
plan                                                            problems in
                                                                young
                                                                people
                       1,2,3                                                   Partner    DCFS   No
Workforce and                                                                  ship              March
Organisational                                                                 Develo            2011
Development                                                                    pment
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   0    0   2
(WOD)– Integrated                                                              and
Children’s Workforce                                                           Commi
Strategy                                                                       ssioniin
                                                                               g
                       1,2                                                     Partner    DCFS   No
WOD – Continuous                                                               ship              March
                                                                               Develo            2011
Professional
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1    0   2                  pment
Development                                                                    and
Schools                                                                        Commi
                                                                               sioning




                                                   97
                        1,2,3                                    Partner   DCFS   No
                                                                 ship             March
Engagement and                                                   Develo           2011
Participation team                                               pment
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   0    0   2
(E+P) – Participation                                            and
Standards                                                        commi
                                                                 ssionin
                                                                 g
                        1                                        Parters   DCFS   No
                                                                 hip              March
                                                                 Develo           2011
                                                                 pment
WOD – Skills Audit              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   0    0   2
                                                                 and
                                                                 Commi
                                                                 ssionin
                                                                 g
                        1,2,3                                    Partner   DCFS   No
                                                                 ship             March
                                                                 Develo           2011
E+P SPARK                                                        pment
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,9       2    2   2
Project                                                          and
                                                                 Commi
                                                                 ssionin
                                                                 g
                        1,2,3                                    Partner   DCFS   No
                                                                 ship             March
                                                                 Develo           2011
E+P – Young                                                      pment
                                1,3,4,7             2    2   2
Advisors                                                         and
                                                                 Commi
                                                                 ssionin
                                                                 g
                        1,2,3                                    Partner   DCFS   No
                                                                 ship             March
                                                                 Develo           2011
Commisioning                                                     pment
                                1,3,4,7             2    2   2
Framework                                                        and
                                                                 Commi
                                                                 ssionin
                                                                 g



                                                    98
                      1,2                                                  Partner    DCFS   Yes
                                                                           ship              March
                                                                           Develo            2010
CAF – Model (incl.                                                         pment
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8   2    3   1
SAMS)                                                                      and
                                                                           Commi
                                                                           ssionin
                                                                           g
Children and Family   1,2,3                                  Awareness     Childre    DCFS   Yes
Services                                                     that the      n with            March
                                                             nature of     Disabili          2010
Area Support                                                 service has   ties
                              4,2,3             3    2   1   direct
Centres
                                                             impact on
                                                             CYP and
                                                             families

                      1,2,3                                  Recognise     Childre    DCFS   No
                                                             the need      n with            March
Child Development                                            for           Disabili          2011
                                                             extended      ties
Centre                        2,3,4             3    2   2
                                                             scrutiny to
                                                             ensure
                                                             equality of
                                                             opportunity
                      1,2,3                                  National      Childre    DCFS   Yes
Aiming High                                                  programme     n with            March
Programme                                                    requires      Disabili          2010
                              2,3,4             3    2   1   report of     ties
                                                             targeted
                                                             impact

Early Support         1,2,3                                                Childre    DCFS   Yes
Implementation                                                             n with            March
Programme                                                                  Disabili          2010
                              4,3,2             3    2   1                 ties




                                                99
Parent Partnership       1,2,3                                                    Childre    DCFS   No
                                                                                  n with            March
                                 2,3,4,9,            3     2   3                  Disabili          2012
                                                                                  ties
                         1,2                                       Awareness      School     DCFS   Yes
                                                                   of             Attend            March
                                                                   preferential   ance              2010
Pupil Mobility service
                                 2,3,4,6,7,9         3     1   1   treatment      Service
                                                                   of
                                                                   vulnerable
                                                                   groups
                         1,2,3                                     Awareness      School     DCFS   Yes
                                                                   that           Attend            May 08
Attendance service                                                 processes      ance              Review
                                                                   can be         Service           11
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9     3     2   2
                                                                   perceived
                                                                   as
                                                                   discriminat
                                                                   ory
                         2                                         Policy         School     DCFS   No
                                                                   protects       Attend            March
Child Entertainment
                                                                   rights of      ance              2012
and Employment                   1                   3     0   3
                                                                   children as    Service
policy                                                             vulnerable
                                                                   group
Children missing         1,2                                       Recognitio     School     DCFS   Yes
                                                                   n groups       Attend            March
education policy
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1   can be         ance              2010
                                                                   differently    Service
                                                                   affected
                         1,2,3                                     Part of        School     DCFS   Yes
                                                                   national       Improv            May 07
                                                                   strategy to    ement             Review
                                                                   meet           Service           10
Improve Standards of             1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
                                                                   needs of
attainment                                                         underachie
                                                                   ving
                                                                   groups.




                                                     100
Implement national      1,2,3                                     Needs led      School    DCFS   Yes
                                                                  analysis of    Improv           March
and Local regulations
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2     3   2   schools        ement            2010
for Schools Causing                                               performanc     service
Concern                                                           e
Ensure effective        1,2                                       Progress to    School    DCFS   Yes
progression and                                                   address        Improv           March
access to work and                                                inequality     ement            2010
FE through 14 – 19              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     1   3   in             service
                                                                  attainment
strategy


                        1,2                                       Recognitio     AR, JY,   DCFS   Include
Elective Home                                                     n of issues    MT               d in
                                                                  of groups                       improvi
Education protocol
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1     0   3   who may                         ng
                                                                  be                              standrd
                                                                  differently                     s
                                                                  affected
                        2,3                                       Encourage      AR,       DCFS   Include
                                                                  partnership    MT, JY           d in
Head Teacher                                                      response                        other
Partnership                                                       to meet                         policy /
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1     0   3
                                                                  needs of                        protoco
                                                                  differently                     l
                                                                  affected
                                                                  groups
                        1,2,3                                     New            School    DCFS   Yes
                                                                  initiative     Improv           Sept
Support Educational                                               will include   ement            07
transformation and                                                thorough       Service          Review
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
transition to new                                                 considerati                     10
Learning centres                                                  on to
                                                                  equality
                                                                  issues




                                                    101
                        1,2,3                                     Thorough       Future    DCFS   Yes
                                                                  consultatio    schooli          March
                                                                  n into         ng               2010
                                                                  provision of   team
Future Schooling in                                               learning
Knowsley Building                                                 environme
                                                                  nts that
Schools of the Future
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1   take into
programme                                                         considerati
                                                                  on of
                                                                  needs of
                                                                  CYP who
                                                                  may be
                                                                  differently
                                                                  affected
                        1,2,3                                     Consultatio    Future    DCFS   Yes
                                                                  n              schooli          March
                                                                  undertaken     ng               2010
Future Schooling                                                  to provide     team
Community Access                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2   a multi
Strategy                                                          purpose
                                                                  venue for
                                                                  local
                                                                  families
                        1,2,3                                     New            ISET      DCFS   No
                                                                  service                         March
                                                                  Awareness                       2012
Inclusion Highfield                                               of public
Multi-agency group -            1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   3   concern
strategy                                                          that groups
                                                                  may be
                                                                  differently
                                                                  affected
                        1,2,3                                     National       ISET      DCFS   No
                                                                  strategy                        March
Behaviour and                                                     requiremen                      2011
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2
attendance strategy                                               t to meet
                                                                  targets set
                                                                  by DCSF




                                                    102
                        1,2,3                                     LM’s           ISET      DCFS   Yes
                                                                  central to                      March
                                                                  supporting                      2010
                                                                  vulnerable
Learning Mentor                                                   CYP and
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     0   2
Strategy                                                          families
                                                                  identified
                                                                  through
                                                                  school
                                                                  system
                        1,2,3                                     Support        ISET      DCFS   yes
                                                                  programme                       March
Inclusion Support                                                 s for most                      2010
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
programme                                                         vulnerable
                                                                  CYP and
                                                                  families
                        1,2,3                                     Harm           ISET      DCFS   Yes
                                                                  reduction                       March
                                                                  programme                       2010
Behaviour Support
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1   to address
Intervention protocol                                             early multi-
                                                                  agency
                                                                  intervention
                        1,2,3                                     New            ISET      DCFS   yes
                                                                  system to      School           March
Case Supervision                                                  monitor        Admiss           2010
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
process                                                           referrals of   ions
                                                                  CYP and
                                                                  families.
                        1,2,3                                     New            ISET      DCFS   No
                                                                  guidelines     School           March
Complaints protocol             1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2
                                                                  being          Admiss           2011
                                                                  developed      ions
                        1,2,3                                     National       Healthy   DCFS   No
                                                                  strategy       School           March
Healthy Schools/                                                  assessed       s                2012
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   3
PSHE forums                                                       against
                                                                  DCSF
                                                                  targets




                                                    103
                      1,2,3                                     Universal      Healthy   DCFS   No
                                                                service that   School           March
                                                                recognises     s                2011
                                                                needs of
Schools Drugs
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2   certain
Advisory Service                                                groups who
                                                                may be
                                                                differently
                                                                affected
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Healthy   DCFS   No
                                                                of different   School           March
Healthy Lifestyles
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2   approache      s                2011
programme                                                       s for
                                                                groups
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Healat    DCFS   yes
                                                                of priority    hy               March
                                                                agenda to      School           2010
Sex and                                                         meet the       s
Relationships                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1   needs of
advisory service                                                groups who
                                                                may be
                                                                differently
                                                                affected
                      1,2,3                                     New            |Health   DCFS   Yes
                                                                service        y                March
                                                                supports       schools          2010
KOOTH – Online
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1   CYP who
Counselling service                                             may be
                                                                differently
                                                                affected
                      1,2,3                                     Tasked         Healthy   DCFS   No
                                                                with           School           March
                                                                making         s                2011
                                                                school
Safer Schools forum           1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2   community
                                                                safer by
                                                                addressing
                                                                a range of
                                                                issues




                                                  104
                         1,2,3                                     Statutory      ISET -   DCFS   Yes
                                                                   duties to      SEN             April 06
SEN Code of                                                        take                           Review
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
Practice                                                           account of                     09
                                                                   disabled
                                                                   CYP needs
                         1,2,3                                     New team       ISET     DCFS   Yes
                                                                   structure      SEN             April 08
                                                                   developing                     Review
                                                                   local                          11
Strategy for inclusion
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2   strategy to
implementation plan                                                address
                                                                   needs of
                                                                   vulnerable
                                                                   cyp.
                         1,2,3                                     Awareness      ISET     DCFS   Yes
                                                                   of public      SEN             April 06
Tribunal hearing                                                   perception                     Review
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
protocol                                                           of                             09
                                                                   discriminati
                                                                   on
                         1,2,3                                     Awareness      ISET     DCFS   No
                                                                   of public      SEN             March
Quality Assurance
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   3   concern in                     2012
process                                                            delivery of
                                                                   service
                         1,2,3                                     Statutory      ISET     DCFS   Yes
Annual review                                                      duty           SEN             April 06
                                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
process                                                                                           Review
                                                                                                  09
                         1,2,3                                     Developing     ISET     DCFS   No
                                                                   a more         SEN             New
                                                                   robust                         system
Placements protocol              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2
                                                                   system in                      EIA
                                                                   relation to                    due
                                                                   fair access                    May 09




                                                     105
                        1,2,3                                     Assisting      ISET   DCFS   March
                                                                  schools to     SEN           2012
Support service for                                               meet
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   3
schools                                                           compliance
                                                                  with the
                                                                  DDA
                        1,2,3                                     Encourage      ISET   DCFS   Yes
                                                                  s person       SEN           Oct 08
Presence,                                                         centred                      Review
                                                                  reviews                      11
participation and
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     1   1   with
achievement                                                       consultatio
programme                                                         n central to
                                                                  developme
                                                                  nt
                        1,2,3                                     Local          ISET   DCFS   No
Transport                                                         authority      SEN           Pendin
arrangement                     1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   3   priority                     g LA
judgement protocol                                                undergoing                   review
                                                                  review
                        1,2,3                                     Enables        ISET   DCFS   EIA
                                                                  schools to     SEN           proces
                                                                  meet                         sed by
                                                                  statutory                    asset
Co-ordination of                                                  duties                       team
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   2
access funding                                                    under DDA                    and
                                                                                               school
                                                                                               accessi
                                                                                               bility
                                                                                               plans
                        1,2,3                                     Statutory      ISET   DCFS   Yes
Home tuition for ill                                              duty to        SEN           March
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2     1   3
children protocol                                                 provide                      2010
                                                                  service
                        1,2,3                                     Monitors       ISET   DCFS   Yes
                                                                  internal       SEN           Sept
Maintain bands of                                                 mechanism                    06
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     0   3
learning difficulties                                             s for                        Review
                                                                  budgeting                    Sept
                                                                                               09


                                                    106
                       1,2,3                                     Needs to      ISET      DCFS   New
                                                                 meet          SEN              system
Person Centred
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2     1   1   statutory                      EIA
Transition Planning                                              compliance                     due
                                                                 2011                           July 09
                       1,2,3                                     Target data   ISET      DCFS
Data collection of                                               on            SEN              No
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     1   2
inclusion indicators                                             vulnerable                     March
                                                                 groups                         2011
                       1,2,3                                     Respondin     Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 g to local    and              Sept
Family and                                                       need within   Comm             08
Community                      1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     1   1   National      unity            Review
Education Service                                                Agenda        Educati          2011
                                                                               on
                                                                               Service
                       1,2,3                                     Respondin     Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 g to          and              Aug.
                                                                 individuals   Comm             08
Initial advice and
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1   needs         unity            Review
guidance service                                                               Educati          2011
                                                                               on
                                                                               Service
                       1,2,3                                     Updating      Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 tutors on     and              Sept.
                                                                 needs of      Comm             08
Tutor Training
                                                                 learners      unity            Review
programme                      1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     1   2
                                                                 who may       Educati          2011
                                                                 be            on
                                                                 differently   service
                                                                 affected




                                                   107
                       1,2                                       Respondin      Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 g to           and              Aug08
                                                                 individual     Comm             Review
                                                                 needs in       unity            2011
                                                                 relation to    Educati
Learning Support                                                 people who     on
Funding (Learners in           1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   2   may be         Service
                                                                 differently
Need)
                                                                 affected




                       2                                         Respondin      Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 g to staff     and               Jan 09
                                                                 training/dev   Comm             Review
Corporate training
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   1     0   3   elopmet.       unity            2012
programme                                                                       Educati
                                                                                on
                                                                                service
                       1,2,3                                     Consultatio    Family    DCFS   Yes
                                                                 n with         and              Dec 08
                                                                 groups to      Comm             Review
                                                                 quality        unity            11
                                                                 assure         Educati
                                                                 service in     on
Adult Learning                                                   order to       Service
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     3   1
Partnership                                                      meet the
                                                                 needs of
                                                                 residents
                                                                 who may
                                                                 be
                                                                 differently
                                                                 affected
                       1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                 of low         Service          Sept
Centre Based Youth                                               uptake of                       06
                               1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
Work Service                                                     service by                      Review
                                                                 certain                         09
                                                                 groups


                                                   108
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                of under       Service          Sept.
Detached Youth work                                             representat                     06
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
service                                                         ion of                          Review
                                                                certain                         09
                                                                groups
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                of under       Service          March
Neighbourhood                                                   representat                     2010
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
Based Engagement                                                ion of
                                                                certain
                                                                groups
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   No
                                                                of             Service          March
                                                                differential                    2011
Universal substance
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   2   approach
misuse service                                                  in respect
                                                                of religion
                                                                and culture
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                of             Service          Sept.0
Sexual Health                                                   differential                    6
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
Curriculum                                                      approach                        Review
                                                                in relation                     09
                                                                to gender
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   No
                                                                of need to     Service          March
                                                                increase                        2012
Awards                        1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   3   representat
                                                                ion of
                                                                certain
                                                                groups
                      1,2,3                                     Service        Youth     DCFS   yes
                                                                addresses      Service          March
Youth Inclusion                                                 discriminati                    2010
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
project                                                         on from
                                                                service
                                                                users




                                                  109
                      1,2,3                                     Service        Youth     DCFS   yes
                                                                designed to    Service          March
                                                                support                         2010
Early Intervention                                              younger
and Prevention                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1   people not
service                                                         yet in the
                                                                youth
                                                                justice
                                                                system
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                of need to     Service          March
                                                                provide                         2010
Personal and Social
                                                                opportuniti
Development                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
                                                                es to
programme                                                       discuss
                                                                equality
                                                                issues
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                of need to     Service          March
                                                                EIA against                     2010
                                                                access to
Big Deal Funding
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1   funding in
process                                                         relation to
                                                                differently
                                                                affected
                                                                groups
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   No
                                                                of             Service          March
                                                                discriminati                    2011
Apprentices scheme            1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   2   on faced by
                                                                YP on a
                                                                range of
                                                                issues
                      1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   No
                                                                of             Service          March
                                                                discriminati                    2011
Young Women’s                                                   on faced by
                              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   2
Forum                                                           women in
                                                                relation to
                                                                a range of
                                                                issues

                                                  110
                        1,2,3                                     Recognitio     Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                  n of need      Service          Sept.
                                                                  to Review                       06
                                                                  EIA with                        Review
Gay Knowsley group              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
                                                                  particular                      09
                                                                  reference
                                                                  to gender
                                                                  identity
                        1,2,3                                     Awareness      Youth     DCFS   No
                                                                  of             Service          March
Integrated provision                                              discriminati                    2011
for disabled young              1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   2   on faced by
people                                                            disabled
                                                                  young
                                                                  people
                        1,2,3                                     Outreach       Youth     DCFS   Yes
                                                                  service to     Service          March
                                                                  increase                        2010
                                                                  access to
                                                                  Youth
                                                                  service
Mobile Youth Facility           1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   3     2   1
                                                                  provision
                                                                  for the
                                                                  most
                                                                  vulnerable
                                                                  young
                                                                  people
 Admissions and         1,2,3                                     National       ISET      DCFS   Yes
exclusions service                                                requiremen     School           March
Priority Looked After                                             t that aims    Admiss           2010
Children admissions                                               to remove      ions
                                                                  discriminati
policy
                                                                  on by
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2     2   1
                                                                  enhancing
                                                                  opportuniti
                                                                  es for
                                                                  looked
                                                                  after
                                                                  children




                                                    111
                        1,2                                       National        ISET     DCFS   Yes
                                                                  requiremen      School          march
Priority admissions                                               t that aims     Admiss          2010
procedure for CYP                                                 to remove       ions
                                                                  discriminati
with statement of
                                3,4,7               2     2   1   on by
SEN                                                               enhancing
                                                                  opportuniti
                                                                  es for
                                                                  disabled
                                                                  CYP
                        1,2,3                                     Admissions      ISET     DCFS   No
                                                                  legislation     School          March
                                                                  permits         s               2011
Arrangements for                                                  priority on     Admiss
admissions of CYP to                                              basis of        ions
schools and                                                       religion.
                                                                  Choice
nurseries
                                1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9   2     2   2   advisors
                                                                  assist
                                                                  families
                                                                  who may
                                                                  find
                                                                  admissions
                                                                  process
                                                                  difficult.
                        1,2                                       Awareness       ISET     DCFS   No
                                                                  that            School          March
Advice for CYP and                                                statistical     Admiss          2011
                                                                  evidence is     ions
families re-exclusion
                                                                  not
proceedures                     2,3,4,5             1     0   2
                                                                  significantly
                                                                  robust in
                                                                  relation to
                                                                  some
                                                                  groups.




                                                    112
Directorate of Wellbeing Services


                        Key questions to ask in assessing the relevance of functions and policies


                        Is it relevant to the general duty?
CED = Chief             Which of the 3        Is there evidence or reason to     How            Is there any




                                                                                                                                                         (must not be completed in isolation)
                                                                                                                                                         Who screened the document


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Assessment (EIA) sits within Directorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Responsibility for initial Equality Impact


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes/No (include date)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Completed
Executive’s             aspects does it       believe that some issue groups     much           public concern     P             C
                        relate to (if any     could be differently affected?     evidence       that functions /   R             O
DCR = Corporate         or all):                                                 do you         policies are       I             M
Resources                                     Which issue groups are affected?   have?          being operated     O             M
                                              1 - Age                                           in a               R             E
DWS = Wellbeing                               2 - BME (inc Gypsies/Travellers)                  discriminatory     I             N
Services                                      3 - Carers Status                                 manner?            T             T
                                              4 - Disability                     0 - none                          Y             S
                        18. Promoting

                        17. Promoting Equal

                        16. Eliminating




DCFS = Children and                           5 - Gender                         1 - a little   0 - none




                                                                                                                   relevance?
                                                                                                                   degree of
                                                                                                                   What is the
Family Services                               6 - Gender Identity                2 - some       1 - a little
                            good relations?

                            Opportunity?

                            discrimination?




                                              7 - Offending Past                 3 - a lot      2 - some
DNS = Neighbourhood                           8 - Religion/Belief/Non Belief                    3 - a lot
Services                                      9 - Sexual Orientation

DRES = Regeneration,
Economy & Skills
Planning for                                                                                                                     The                                                            DWS




                                                                                                                                             group
                                                                                                                                             assured at directorate working
                                                                                                                                             Project manager and quality
commissioning and                                                                                                                functions
delivery                                                                                                                         have the
Examples:                                                                                                                        potential
Supporting People 5                                                                                                              to impact
                                                                                                                                 on all
Year Strategy;
                        1, 2, 3               1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9          2              1                  1             issue
Joint Strategic Needs                                                                                                            groups in
Analysis;                                                                                                                        both
Operational Plan                                                                                                                 positive
2009/10 – health,                                                                                                                and
social care, leisure                                                                                                             negative
and culture                                                                                                                      ways



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Determining                                                                  DWS
eligibility and
assessment
Examples:
Personalisation
programme;
Fair Access to Care      1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     2   1
Services criteria;
Better Care Charter;
Direct Payments
strategy;
Transport eligibility;
Relationships policy.
Safeguarding                                                                 DWS
vulnerable adults
and children
Examples:
Safeguarding policies
                         1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     1   1
and procedures;
Safeguarding Boards
business plans;
Mental Capacity
Act/DOLS policy
Adoption and                                                                 DWS
fostering
Examples:
Fostering policy
including private
arrangements;            1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     1   1
Adoption policy;
Care Leavers
strategy;
Corporate Parenting
strategy




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Providers of                                                                  DWS
services
Examples:
Statements of
purpose for
registered services –     1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1     1   1
reablement,
children’s residential,
supported tenancies,
respite, family
support services
Communication and                                                             DWS
public engagement
Examples:
Patient Advice and
Liaison Service;
                          1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1     2   1
Communications
strategy;
Public involvement
strategy
Social marketing
Governance                                                                    DWS
Examples:
Integrated
complaints;
Managing personal
                          1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     1   1
information;
Information
management;
Formal partnership
arrangements




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Contracts,                                                                  DWS
procurement and
charging
Examples:
                        1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     1   1
Fairer charging;
Procurement policy;
Supporting People
contract monitoring
Improving health                                                            DWS
and wellbeing
Examples:
Medicines
management;
Gender
reassignment;
Tobacco control;
                        1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     2   1
Teenage pregnancy;
Energise Knowsley;
Assistive technology;
Carers;
Dementia;
Cultural strategy;
Sport and physical
activity action plan.
Human resources                                                             DWS
Examples:
Annual training and
                        1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     1   1
development plan;
Flexible work styles;
Listeners forum
Asset management                                                            DWS
Examples:
LIFT programme;
Leisure facilities
                        1, 2, 3   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   2     2   1
strategy;
Information
technology plan.

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Appendix 4: Race Equality Scheme Action Plan

Chief Executive Directorate Race Equality Scheme Action Plan 2009-2011
Service Delivery
Outcome              Action                                  Measures                      Time-        LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                           scale        National
                                                                                                        Indicator
Organisational          All policies and functions             Screening document        April 2009
commitment met           assessed for relevance to race          produced and
                         equality                                published
Statutory
compliance met
Publish                 Update corporate equality and          Staff survey              April 2009               CED
corporate                diversity policy
equality and
diversity policy
Development of          Identify indicators to support         Set of indicators for     April 2009               CED
equality and             each equality strand                    each equality strand
diversity profiles
Comprehensive           Identify indicators to support         Workforce                 April 2009               CED
data set for work        workforce information profiles          information profiles
force planning
Development of          Establish equality data split for      Equality data split for   April 2009               CED
equality and             each indicator                          each indicator
diversity profiles
Overview of             Set realistic and challenging          Strategy and action       April 2009               CED
performance of           targets for each equality and           plan adopted by the
diversity profile        diversity and community                 Council LSP.
                         cohesion related indicators            Implement
                                                                 improvement
                                                                 activities for
                                                                 indicators which are
                                                                 underperforming

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Communication

Outcome             Action                               Measures                   Time-        LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                    scale        National
                                                                                                 Indicator
All residents to       Key documents to be produced        Number of           April 2009                  CED
have access to          in plain English and easy read       documents produced
key information        All documents to be translated      Translated versions April 2009                  CED
                        on request to meet residents         available
                        demographics
                       Review corporate equality and       Guidelines published   2009                     CED
                        diversity communication
                        guidelines
                       Key information available on-       New corporate web      Jan 2009                 CED
                        line                                 solution launched
                    
All staff to have      Key documents to be produced        Number of              April 2009               CED
access to key           in plain English and easy read       documents produced
information
                       All documents to be translated      Translated versions   April 2009                CED
                        on request to meet staff needs       available
                       Key information available in        New Intranet to be    2009                      CED
                        various formats                      launched in 2009
                                                             ( other methods to be
                                                             used for hard to
                                                             reach staff )




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Directorate Regeneration, Employment and Skills Race Equality Scheme Action Plan 2009-2011


Race Equality Scheme Action Plan 2009-2011
Date: January 2009
Employment and Training
Outcome             Action                                 Measures                   Time-       LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                      scale       National
                                                                                                  Indicator
Knowsley is the        Continually update work force         Increase number of     50% of                  DRES / DCR
employer of             profile, analyse information and       employees about        employees
choice                  produce report.                        which equalities       – 2010
                                                               monitoring             60% of
                                                               information is known   employees
                                                                                      – 2011
                                                                                      75% of
                                                                                      employees
                                                                                      - 2012

Increase staff         Review the Corporate training         Staff survey       April 2010                  DCR
awareness               offer in the context of race          Place survey
relating to race        equality                              Number of
equality service                                               complaints
delivery                                                      Tracker survey
Knowsley Works         Ethnic monitoring to be               Core database      Ongoing                     DRES
programme is            analysed and considered on a          Equal Opportunity
accessible to all       six monthly basis on all               monitoring forms
ethnic                  Knowsley Works programmes             Number of people
backgrounds                                                    from a BME
                                                               background engaged
                                                               with
                                                           

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Outcome               Action                                 Measures                   Time-     LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                        scale     National
                                                                                                  Indicator
Organisational           Provider agreements/contracts         Quality assessment Ongoing                   DRES
commitment met            Ensure all providers/                  framework completed
                          companies involved in                  with each provider.
Statutory                 Knowsley Works and                     Ofsted self
compliance met            Knowsley Works Plus are                assessment report
                          compliant or working towards           and Ofsted
                          compliance with E&D                    inspections
                          Legislation                            implemented with
                                                                 providers.

Housing, Planning & Building Control
Outcome               Action                                 Measures                   Time-     LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                        scale     National
                                                                                                  Indicator
Gypsy and                Review RSS to check that the       Correct number of          Aug 09                DRES
Travellers                needs for Gypsy and Travellers     pitches for permanent
accommodated              land allocation meet               and transient sites are
within the                recommendations                    identified
borough
Increased                Submit a bid for money from the    Land is developed to an    June 09               DRES
quality of life for       HCA to develop a site for a        acceptable standard
Gypsy and                 Gypsy and Traveller site
Travellers
Understanding            Identify customers of the          Profile produced and       July 09               DRES
customer profile          planning and building              compared to satisfaction
and adjust                regulations services by race and   levels
service if                analyse results
necessary




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Business Liaison & Investment

Outcome            Action                               Measures                   Time-     LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                   scale     National
                                                                                             Indicator
People from        Implementation of monitoring         Re-alignment of service    Ongoing               DRES
BME                system. Source data: ONS             to address any gaps.
backgrounds        population estimates Jan 07 to Dec
are able to have   07 and Fresh Start data base         Statistics produced from
equal access to    information.                         monitoring system at
the Fresh Start                                         30/09/08 showed
project            Monitoring to be reviewed on a 6     proportion of BME
                   month basis.                         enquiries and start ups
                                                        ahead of population
                                                        estimates for Knowsley.




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Directorate of Neighbourhood Services Action Plan 2009-2011

Outcome            Action                                   Measures                         Time-     LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                             scale     National
                                                                                                       Indicator
Increase staff        Roll out Impact Assessment              Regular working group        Ongoing               DNS
awareness              training                                 meetings with each
relating to race      Introduce E&D test to induction          service represented and
equality service       process of all new management            actions taken forward
delivery               staff                                   Percentage of staff
                      Form E&D directorate working             undertaking training
                       group
                      Roll out E&D Awareness training
All residents to      Key information available online,       Monitor the number of        Ongoing               DNS
have access to         produced in plain English and            translation requests
key information        easy read.                               throughout directorate
                      Documents able to be translated
                       on request
Achieve LAA           Promote recycling within                Monitor recycling given to   April     NI192       DNS/DCR
recycling              minority groups                          all gypsy and traveller      2011
targets               Provide gypsy and traveller              groups
                       groups with adequate recycling
                       facilities
Increase              Development of DNS ‘tracking            % improvements over                    NI21        DNS
community              survey’ which will be aimed at           time in resident
confidence/            hard to reach localities including       perceptions
reassurance            those with known BME residents
                       to better understand perceptions
                       of ‘safer, cleaner greener’
                       service provision




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Outcome           Action                                  Measures                     Time-      LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                       scale      National
                                                                                                  Indicator
Tackle Anti-         Partner agencies to review             ASB police logs          Ongoing                DNS/Partner
social                current reporting and monitoring       CDSU report records                             Agencies
behaviour             arrangements to ensure all ASB         ASBU case notes
                      that targets individuals due to
                      race, ethnicity, gender or
                      disability subject to coordinated
                      response from all partner
                      agencies that is monitored and
                      recorded
Tackling Crime       Partner agencies will review all       Knowsley RES action      Ongoing                DNS
and Anti-Social       current monitoring procedures to        plan
Behaviour             ensure that all groups within          Merseyside Police RES
                      Knowsley are treated fairly
                      irrespective of whether they are
                      victims, witnesses, or alleged
                      perpetrators of ASB, in line with
                      Knowsley Council Race equality
                      Scheme and Merseyside Police
                      Equality Scheme
Substance and        Ensure equality of opportunity          Increase proportion of   Ongoing               DNS
Alcohol misuse        for all Knowsley residents to            BME & women population
                      access treatment services for            accessing treatment
                      substance / alcohol misuse               services within Knowsley
                                                               in line with National
                                                               Treatment Agency local
                                                               targets.
Hate Crime           Sanctuary scheme in tandem             Sanctuary scheme in       Ongoing               DNS
                      with pro-active target hardening        place
                      for those residents identified as      Target hardening process
                      at risk of suffering hate related       agreed
                      incidents

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Directorate Corporate Resources

Employment and Training

Outcome            Action                                 Measures                   Time-        LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                                     scale        National
                                                                                                  Indicator
Knowsley is the       Continually update work force         Increase number of     50% of                   DRES / DCR
employer of            profile, analyse information and       employees about        employees
choice                 produce report.                        which equalities       – 2010
                                                              monitoring             60% of
                                                              information is known   employees
                                                                                     – 2011
                                                                                     75% of
                                                                                     employees
                                                                                     - 2012

Increase staff        Review the Corporate training         Staff survey           April 2010               DCR
awareness              offer in the context of race          Place survey
relating to race       equality                              Number of
equality service                                              complaints
delivery                                                     Tracker survey
                                                         




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Directorate Children and Family Services Race Equality Scheme Action Plan 2009-2011
Children, Families and Life Long Learning
Outcome            Action                                 Measures                    Time-scaleLAA –        Lead Directorate
                                                                                                National
                                                                                                Indicator
Schools               Implement the new DCSF               A reduction in         2008        NI 4         DCFS
respond                regulations for schools causing         number of schools in implementat NI1
effectively to         concern                                 Ofsted category and ion – 2011   NI15
racist incidents      Carry out Safeguarding Audit            on LA SCC register.
                       with schools to measure              Number of schools      May 09 –
                       compliance with legislation and         who can evidence     Sept 2012
                       ethical obligations.                    compliance with race
                                                               equality obligations
School                Advise schools on process to        A significant number of   08 - 2011  NI1          DCFS
Governing              increase Governor                  schools are able to                   NI4
bodies are             representation from BME            evidence representative
representative of      backgrounds.                       governing bodies
local
demographic.
Significant           Due attention to be given to the      DCFS (ECP team)        Spt 08 –      NI80      DCFS
improvement in         attainment and achievement of          can evidence a %       sept 09       NI72 to
standards of           BME pupils and barriers to             increase in            annual        NI151
pupil attainment       learning removed                       attainment of BME      improvemen
                                                              pupils                 t measured
                                                                                     till 2010
A sustainable         Establish a service for BME           Service is             Sept 09       NI1       DCFS
support system         young people with the Youth            established and                      NI4
for BME young          Service provision                      consultation process
people is                                                     undertaken
established
Anti-racism           Resources are developed and           Range of resources      Jan 09 -     NI1       DCFS
resources,             disseminated, impact measured          produced, procured.    2012          NI4
training and          Training programme delivered          Training evaluated
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Outcome            Action                                   Measures                  Time-scale   LAA –          Lead Directorate
                                                                                                   National
                                                                                                   Indicator
curriculum            Schools encouraged to raise              and impact
available across       awareness of Black History               measured
all key stages         through the curriculum                  Increased delivery of
and early years                                                 anti-racism lessons
                                                                in schools
                                                               Increased
                                                                participation in Black
                                                                History month events
ESOL service          ESOL programmes are                     Numbers of families    Feb 09 –    Ni 163         DCFS /DCR
available for          delivered in a range of settings         accessing ESOL,        April 10    NI 151
families                                                        skills/ access to work
                                                                audit completed
Improved              A range of activities to be put in      Annual PASS report April 10        NI1            DCFS
satisfaction           place to improve young people’s          evidence improved                  NI4
levels of BME          attitudes to school and their            attitudinal scores                 NI 72 to 101
CYP.                   local communities.
                      Priority consideration to be
                       given to addressing the
                       emotional and mental health of
                       CYP from BME backgrounds.
Services for          Working group established to            Schools and other    April 09 -    NI 1           DCFS
Gypsy and              plan for provision for Gypsy and         DCFS services are    1012          NI4
Traveller CYP          Traveller families                       well prepared for                  NI80
and Families are                                                increased numbers                  NI 163
established in                                                  of Gypsy and                       NI72 to
DCFS                                                            traveller families                 NI101




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Health and Wellbeing
Outcome            Action                                   Measures                    Time-       LAA –          Lead Directorate
                                                                                        scale       National
                                                                                                    Indicator
Improved              Implementation of Children’s            Number of                                          Health and
participation and      Pledge                                   organisations signed-                              Wellbeing
inclusion of          Development and                          up to Pledge
BME groups in          implementation of Child in Care         Care Council
planning and           Council                                  established and
delivery of           Audit of participation of children       inclusive of BME
children’s social      looked after with ongoing                children
care services          involvement in review process           Number of children
                      Audit of participation of children       from BME
                       subject to child protection plans        backgrounds
                       within ongoing involvement and           involved in review
                       review process                           process
                      Audit of children subject to child
                       in need plans within ongoing
                       involvement and review process
                      Audit and review of translation
                       services provided to children
                       and families re verbal and
                       written communication, with a
                       view to improving delivery and          Improvement to
                       experience of services.                  translation services

Improved              Centre for Ethnicity and Health,        Qualitative data and April – July   NI 136, NI     Health and
Access to              University of Central Lancashire         information           2009          141, NI 142,   Wellbeing
Psychological          to commission Knowsley Ethnic            identifying needs and               NI 149, NI
Therapies for          Minority Service (KEMS) as host          perspectives of BME                 150
BME groups             community organisation to                community that can
and inclusive of       equality impact access the IAPT          be shared across all
all ages,              programme in Knowsley. Will              IAPT sites
genders,               explore specific needs that BME
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Outcome                Action                                  Measures                 Time-       LAA –          Lead Directorate
                                                                                        scale       National
                                                                                                    Indicator
sexuality, faiths          community may have around
and                        getting access to, making use of
abilities/disabiliti       and getting the best out of IAPT
es                         services
Children’s social         Deliver accredited equality &          Number of foster                                Health and
care workforce             diversity training to all foster        carers attending and                            Wellbeing
more aware of              carers - 3 year programme               achieving
needs of BME              Review all equality & diversity         accreditation
groups                     training undertaken by staff           Number staff
                           against key skills/competencies.        attending and
                                                                   achieving
                                                                   accreditation
BME and gypsy             Review current Hate Crime              Numbers BME and      April to    NI 1, NI 2, NI Health and
and traveller              service commissioned through            gypsies and          September   21, NI 23, NI Wellbeing
groups who are             Supporting People programme             travellers accessing 2009        24, NI 27, NI
victims of hate            and make recommendations for            the service                      136
crime in the               improvement.                           Improved outcomes
borough are               Commission training to raise            for individuals
supported to               awareness of needs amongst all
report issues              mainstream housing support
and housing                providers
needs
addressed
Increased                 Specialist community                   Numbers BME          Ongoing     NI 136, NI     Health and
participation of           development workers employed            accessing services               140, NI 141,   Wellbeing
BME groups in              to support individuals - floating      Improved outcomes                NI 142,
planning and               support and drop-ins                    for individuals                  NI149, NI
developing                                                                                          150
mental health
and alcohol and
substance

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Outcome            Action                                   Measures                   Time-          LAA –          Lead Directorate
                                                                                       scale          National
                                                                                                      Indicator
misuse services
Improved              Interpreters and/or translation of      Number of requests     Ongoing        NI 136, NI     Health and
access for BME         health and wellbeing materials           received and                          124, NI 119    Wellbeing - Public
groups to health       provided on request (co-                 satisfied                                            Health
and wellbeing          ordinated by Patient Advice and
services               Liaison Service)
Reduce                Targeted promotion of CVD               Number of checks       Launched       NI 119, NI     Health and
Coronary               community health checks –                delivered to           November       120, NI 121,   Wellbeing - Public
Vascular               using known local groups and/or          individuals from BME   2008 and       NI 124,        Health
Disease                venues to deliver health checks          groups                 ongoing        NI134
amongst BME            – recruiting health champions
groups who are
known to be at
greater risk
Equitable             Deliver outreach services for           Numbers BME             April 2009    NI128, NI      Health and
Access to              vulnerable groups, including             groups accessing        and ongoing   134, NI 140,   Wellbeing - Primary
Primary Medical        BME, gypsies and travellers              primary medical care                  NI 141, NI     Care
Care for BME                                                    via outreach service                  142, NI 149,
groups and                                                     Numbers gypsies                       NI 150
gypsies and                                                     and travellers
travellers                                                      accessing primary
                                                                medical care via
                                                                outreach service
Improved              Audit and improve quality of            Numbers of adults                                    Health and
participation and      data captured from Knowsley              and children from                                    Wellbeing – sport
inclusion of           Get Active card                          BME groups                                           development and
BME groups            Improve understanding of levels          participating in sports                              active leisure
and gypsy and          of participation, identify gaps          and physical activity
travellers of all      and needs analysis                      Numbers gypsies
ages, abilities       Commission targeted                      and travellers
and gender in          interventions to support those           participating in

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Outcome             Action                            Measures               Time-   LAA –       Lead Directorate
                                                                             scale   National
                                                                                     Indicator
the borough’s           needs based on social           physical activity.
sports and              marketing
physical activity      Improve the range of data
alliance (SPAA)         collected and disaggregate
                       Introduce quality assurance
                        checks




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    Appendix 5: Race Equality Policy Statement

    Legislation

    The Race Relations Act 1976 as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act
    2000 makes it unlawful to discriminate – directly or indirectly – against someone on
    racial grounds. Under the Act, ‘racial grounds’ means reasons of race, colour,
    nationality (including citizenship), or ethnic or national origins. Racial groups are defined
    accordingly. For example, African-Caribbeans, Gypsies and Travellers, Indians, Irish,
    Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Irish Travellers, Jews and Sikhs are among the groups
    recognised as racial groups under the Act.

    Explaining the Legislation

    Direct Racial Discrimination – This means treating a person less favourably than
    another person on racial grounds.

    Indirect Racial Discrimination – This occurs when a provision, requirement or
    condition that is applied equally to everyone:
-                  can only be met by a considerably smaller proportion of people from a
    particular racial group
-                  is to their detriment, and
-                  cannot be justified on racial grounds
    All three parts must apply.


    Racist Incident - The council has adopted the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report
    definition of a racist incident which reads: “A racist incident is any incident which is
    perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person”.

    Areas where racial discrimination is unlawful – The original Race Relations Act
    1976 makes it unlawful for most public, private and voluntary organisations to
    discriminate on racial grounds in the following areas:
-                 employment
-                 education
-                 housing
-                 providing goods, facilities and services
-
    The Race Relations (Amendment Act) 2000 extended the scope of the original law to
    cover the way public authorities carry out all their functions. The Act defines a public
    authority widely, as a person or organisation carrying out functions of a public nature.
    This includes enforcement and regulation functions, such as policing and child
    protection. It also includes functions or services that are carried out by our partners, as
    well as private or voluntary organisations, which provide services on behalf of the
    council under a contract or a service-level agreement.

    Race Equality Scheme

    Knowsley’s Race Equality Scheme sets out the council’s commitment to ensuring that
    we recognise and value diversity in everything that we do and meet the requirements of
    existing and proposed race equality legislation. The Race Equality Scheme action plan
    activity is monitored in conjunction with other issue groups through regular reports to
    Cabinet and the quarterly meetings of the Corporate Equality and Diversity Strategy
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Group. This ensures that we are making steady progress towards meeting both our
obligations and our aspirations. The council recognises its legislative responsibilities
under the General Duty and Specific Duty of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
with regard to race equality, but has extended this recognition to embrace other, much
wider equalities areas.

Our Race Equality Policy Statement

In delivering services we will:

- ensure that the council fully identifies and considers the rights and needs of black and
minority ethnic people when planning and delivering services.

- fully comply with legislation and recognised guidance when dealing with equality
matters.

- ensure that there is full access to all council services by black and minority ethnic
people, by monitoring the use of services, and identifying the gaps in service provision.

- consult and work in partnership with black and minority communities when developing
policies and practices with equality implications.

In promoting community cohesion we will:

- develop a community strategy for Knowsley which encourages and promotes cross-
cultural and multi-faith contact between people from different communities.

- promote a culture which is welcoming to black and minority ethnic people.

- continue promoting a culture in which there is respect for others, an understanding
between different communities and an appreciation of racial and cultural difference.

- strengthen the good community relations which exist in Knowsley and share advice
and support with other areas of the region in developing our wider approaches to
community cohesion.

- continue to work in partnership with the strategic Knowsley Multi-Agency Forum whose
function is to tackle Harassment and effectively record, respond to and reduce the
number of racist incidents in the borough

As an employer we will:

          -   strive to eliminate racial discrimination in all aspects of our functions,
              service provision, decision making and employment procedures and to
              promote equality of opportunity and good relations between people of
              different racial groups.
          -   take action to eliminate all forms of racial hatred, discrimination and
              harassment within employment.




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Appendix 6 : Knowsley’s workforce profile

     Detailed below are two tables showing the current composition of the council’s
     workforce broken down by racial groups (as of January 2009). The first table details
     all employees apart from school based employees. The second table relates
     specifically to schools. The third table details the composition of the borough broken
     down by racial groups.

     1.1. All employees (excluding schools based employees)

ensure that all individuals, irrespective of their race, ethnic or national origins, have the
same rights of access to employment. Responsibilities for Implementing the Policy
Elected Members are responsible for setting and agreeing policies that are non-
discriminatory and promote Race Equality for employees and service users.

The Chief Executive is responsible for developing and formulating policy for this Authority
and ensuring that departmental Chief Officers.

Chief Officers

Responsibility lies with each Executive Director to ensure all employees are aware of the
policy and that the policy is implemented. Practices within the Department should be
monitored and reviewed to ensure racial equality is promoted and there are no
discriminatory practices which affect employees and services they provide.

Managers

All managers must recruit, train, promote and implement conditions of service and council
policies in a manner that is non-discriminatory. They must comply with the spirit and
intention of the Race Equality Policy in carrying out their duties and in managing staff and
services.
Employees

Employees have a responsibility to co-operate with the policies and procedures of the
Authority. They must not use prejudicial/racist language and behaviour that offends or
threatens colleagues or customers.




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        Workforce Profile: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

                                                                   COUNCIL
              CED   DCFS   DCR   DNS     DRES   DWS    COUNCIL     %
WHITE         85    657    514   884     171    984    3295        98.95%
MIXED         0     0      0     0       0      0                  0.00%
White and
Black
Caribbean     0     0      0     0       0      0                  0.00%
White and
Black
African       1     0      0     0       0      1      2           0.06%
White and
Asian         0     0      0     0       0      1      1           0.03%
Mixed Other   0     0      1     0       0      0      1           0.03%
ASIAN OR
ASIAN
British       0     0      0     0       0      0      0           0.00%
Indian        0     0      0     0       0      1      1           0.03%
Pakistani     0     0      0     0       0      0      0           0.00%
Bangladeshi   0     0      0     0       0      0      00.00%
Asian Other   0     0      1     0       0      1      20.06%
BLACK OR
BLACK
BRITISH       0     4      2     0       0      0      6           0.18%
Black
Caribbean     0     0      0     0       0      1      1           0.03%
Black
African       0     0      1     1       2      2      6           0.18%
Black Other   0     0      1     0       0      2      3           0.09%
CHINESE
OR OTHER
ETHNIC
GROUP         0     0      0     0       0      0      0           0.00%
Chinese       0     0      2     0       0      3      5           0.15%
Other         1     0      1     5       0      0      7           0.21%
UNKNOWN       14    159    127   528     53     136    1100
TOTAL         22    820    650   1418    226    1132   4422




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1.2.   School Based Employees

 SCHOOL BASED EMPLOYEES
                                        percentage
 WHITE                           2768   99.43%
 MIXED                           0
 White and Black Caribbean       2      0.07%
 White and Black African         2      0.07%
 White and Asian                 0
 Mixed Other                     0
 ASIAN OR ASIAN BRITAIN          0
 Indian                          0
 Pakistani                       4      0.14%
 Bangladeshi                     1      0.04%
 Asian Other                     0
 BLACK OR BLACK BRITISH
 Black Caribbean                 0
 Black African                   2      0.07%
 Black Other                     1      0.04%
 CHINESE OR OTHER ETHNIC
 GROUP
 Chinese                         2      0.07%
 Other                           2      0.07%
 UNKNOWN
                                 490
 TOTAL                           3274

 answered the question           2784




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1.3.   Ethnic groups as a % of the total population

The table below shows the ethnic groups living in the borough as a percentage of the
total population of the borough. The figures are taken from the Census 2001
information.

Appendix 7: Equality Objectives
                                                  Number           %
All people                                        150,459          100
All white                                         148,082          98.43
All BME1                                          2,377            1.57
Breakdown of ALL White
White British                                     146,437          97.32
White Irish                                       872              0.59
White other white                                 773              0.51
Breakdown of All BME
Mixed white and black Caribbean                   407              0.27
Mixed white and black African                     342              0.23
Mixed white and Asian                             218              0.14
Mixed other mixed                                 286              0.19
Asian or Asian British Indian                     225              0.15
Asian or Asian British Pakistani                  76               0.05
Asian or Asian British Bangladeshi                11               0.007
Asian or Asian British other Asian                40               0.03
Black or black British black Caribbean            114              0.07
British or black British Black African            113              0.07
Black or Black British other black                90               0.06
Chinese or other ethnic group Chinese             365              0.24
Chinese of other ethnic group other ethnic        90               0.06
group




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Knowsley Council’s vision is:-

“improving people’s lives”

In support of this vision and in promoting equal opportunities and diversity our
objectives are:-

      Valuing and respecting diversity of those who live, work and do business in
       the borough and benefiting from those differences.

      Translating statutory obligations such as the Race Relations (Amendment) Act
       2000 into direct delivery.

      Creating a positive, safe, healthy and accessible working and learning
       environment and a culture, in which discrimination has no part, and where
       everyone can achieve their full potential.

      Listening to, engaging and collaborating with the wider community and a wide
       range of partners and staff in order to continually improve our equality
       practice.

      Encouraging and welcoming people into Knowsley through developing an
       inclusive environment and culture.

      Empowering people by providing accessible information.

      Ensuring sound Equal Opportunities and Diversity principles are embedded in
       all our communications.

      Facilitating equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and accessible
       lifelong learning.

      Mainstreaming equal opportunities into service delivery and all decisions by
       developing systems and processes, which are accessible and transparent.

      Ensuring all projects and programmes delivered by contractors adhere to
       equality and diversity core components.

      Being accountable by target setting, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing
       performance and progress on a regular basis.

      Taking necessary action when non-compliance with the Policy is identified.

      Securing and making best use of resources to ensure that our Equality
       commitments are implemented.

      Implementing monitoring and performance management measures which will
       ensure that our commitments our delivered

      Working with the relevant partners and agencies to influence their Equal
       Opportunities and Diversity principles.


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Working Together

To meet these objectives Knowsley Council will utilise the Equalities Framework for
Local Government as it’s process road map in order to achieve a measurable
excellence. This can only be reached through working in partnership with our
Members, Employees, Trade Unions, the community, partners and stakeholders. It
is only by working together that we can eliminate discrimination against people on the
basis of age, gender, disability, race, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

Equalities Statement

The council is committed to valuing diversity and promoting and implementing
equality of opportunity in all its activities.

This commitment is based on our belief that successfully promoting the social,
economic and environmental well-being of the community depends upon everyone
having a stake in the future of the borough.

We recognise that we can reduce the disadvantages experienced by many people by
making our activities more responsive to the different and various individual and
community needs evident throughout Knowsley. The council values the diversity of
the population of the borough and wants its activities to be accessible, relevant and
meaningful to everyone.

We will work towards an environment and culture where everyone is encouraged and
supported to develop their full potential regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin,
ability, age, sexuality, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, religion, or any
other individual characteristics which may impact upon a person’s opportunities in
life.

The aim of this policy is to ensure that the council is an organisation which
recognises and values diversity and intends to be a leading edge example of good
practice. This will be achieved by implementing equal opportunities across the whole
spectrum of council activities.

In brief, we believe that valuing and managing diversity is about recognising and
appreciating individual needs and differences and treating everyone with dignity and
respect.

This commitment is underpinned by the relevant legislation, including EU Directives
and the Human Rights Act 1998, together with the other equalities legislation which is
briefly outlined alongside our policy statements in this document.

Our Commitments

When we make plans and policies, we will:

      Ensure that our proposals for services, plans, procedures and policies are
       impact assessed
      Design our services to meet the diverse needs of all our communities
      Ensure that plans and policies do not negatively discriminate against particular
       groups

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      Make sure all staff, customers, contractors and community groups are aware
       of our equality policies
      Develop specific resources for improving equality practice
      Set any required equality targets with departments and service areas as part
       of the business planning process

When we work in partnership we will:

      Ensure that all partners conform to the requirements placed upon us by the
       legislation, specifically the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
      Publicise our equality strategy and policies widely and positively
      Encourage the involvement of Knowsley’s diverse communities in decision
       making and developing services through partnerships at local level
      Actively consult with all designated community, staff and stakeholder groups.

When we deliver services we will:

      Ensure that our services are relevant to the people of Knowsley and take into
       account different needs
      Provide information about services that is clear, accurate and accessible to all
      Treat all customers positively, taking into account their sexual orientation,
       race, gender, disability, religion or age
      Respond seriously to, and investigate, complaints of bullying, harassment,
       discrimination or victimisation
      Promote opportunities for all to comment upon our services – through the
       compliments and complaints process

As an employer we will:

      Recognise our general and specific duties under equalities legislation and
       ensure that we are compliant
      Recruit and retain a workforce that reflects the expertise and diversity of our
       community
      Welcome the special knowledge and skills that a diverse workforce contributes
       to the council
      Provide equal access to training and development for all our staff
      Listen to staff ideas and suggestions for improving services and ways of
       working
      Develop fair employment and equal pay policies
      Carry out an employment equality assessment of the Local Labour Market
       Area (LLMA)
      Ensure that publicity for vacancies does not unfairly restrict the range of
       applications
      Provide application forms and job descriptions that are clear and explicit
      Develop appropriate Personnel information monitoring systems to meet
       statutory monitoring duties
      Ensure procedures are consistent with employment Codes of Practice.




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Appendix 8 : Glossary


‘Functions’ means our duties and powers. It covers internal and external functions,
including service delivery.

‘Policies’ means the full range of formal and informal policies, strategies and plans
that inform the decisions we make in carrying out our functions. Any assessment of
a policy should therefore, also include an examination of management decisions and
of long-standing ‘custom and practice’.

‘Relevant’ means ‘having implications for’ (or affecting) the general duty. A function
or a policy will be relevant if it has, or could have, implications of any kind for
promoting race equality.




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    Appendix 9: Checklist

    Do you know about the general duty to promote race
    equality and understand your responsibilities?             YES   NO

    Has your authority published a race equality scheme
    (or policy, if you work for a school)?                     YES   NO

   Where you consulted about the scheme?
                                                               YES   NO

    Does your authority collect and keep information
    about the ethnic backgrounds of its:-

    Staff?
                                                               YES   NO

    Customers?
                                                               YES   NO

    Does your authority monitor its employment policies
    and practice by ethnic background?                         YES   NO

    Does your authority monitor take-up of the services it
    provides by ethnic background?                             YES   NO

    Has your authority consulted you, and others, about
    its policies and services?                                 YES   NO

    Has this made a difference?
                                                               YES   NO

   Have you had training on:-

    The Race Relations Act?
                                                               YES   NO

    The duty to promote race equality?
                                                               YES   NO

    Is information about your authority and the services it
    provides readily available to anyone who is interested?    YES   NO

    Has your authority consulted you, and others, about
    how its policies could affect people from different        YES   NO
    ethnic groups?

    Has your authority published the results of the
    consultations, ethnic monitoring, and policy               YES   NO
    assessments it has carried out to meet the duty?




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    Does your authority deal quickly and fairly with
    complaints about racial discrimination or unfair        YES            NO
    treatment?

    Does your authority plan to review its race equality
    scheme regularly?                                       YES            NO

    All your answers should be ‘YES’. You should bring any questions you answered with a ‘NO’
    to the attention of the Corporate Equality and Diversity Manager on 0151 443 3073




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