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									                       Belfast Education and Library Board
                   North Eastern Education and Library Board
                  South Eastern Education and Library Board
                      Southern Education and Library Board
                      Western Education and Library Board




                       Equality Consultation Questionnaire

                                              on the

     Five Education and Library Boards’ Resource Allocation Plans
                                2005/06



                               We would like to hear your views.

           This questionnaire may be used to help you make a written response.


Written responses or the completed questionnaire should be returned to:
John Curran                              or            Deirdre Vaugh
Inter Board Services Manager                           Equality Co-ordinator
SELB                                                   Boards/Staff Commission for
3 Charlemont Place                                     Education and Library Boards
The Mall, Armagh                                       Forestview, Purdy’s Lane
BT61 9AX                                               Belfast   BT8 7AR
Tel: 028 3751 2347                                     Tel: 028 9049 1461
Texphone: 027 3741 5414                                Typetalk: 08001 028 9049 1461
Email: john.curran@selb.org                            Email: deirdre.vaugh@scelb.org.uk
Please forward your views, if possible, by 17 June 2005 (responses will be accepted up to 24
June, 2005)
If you or your organisation would like a meeting to present your views on the equality screening
exercise please contact either John or Deirdre as indicated above.



This questionnaire can be made available, on request, in alternative formats including in large
print, on computer disc, by email, in Braille, on audio-cassette and in minority languages to meet
the needs of those people who are not fluent in English.
If you are representing an organisation please complete the following questions:

Name of organisation ……………………………………………………………………………………………

Name of person responding on behalf of the organisation ………………………………………………….

Address of organisation …………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Telephone Number: …………………………………………                           Fax: ……………………………................

Email: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Who does your organisation represent? ……………………………………………………………………...

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

SIGNED …………………………………………………………... DATE …………………………………..



1.    Of the policies listed, please identify any which are of particular relevance or interest to
      you or your organisation.




2.    Please identify those policies which you feel have significant equality implications.

                         Policy                                   Comments
       Para. 8.1 Maintenance of the Boards’
       Estates (inter-Board)

       Cease all planned maintenance, undertake only
       Health and Safety and response maintenance.
Para. 8.2 Efficiency Measures - All
Services (inter-Board)




Para. 8.3 Curriculum, Advisory and
Support Service (CASS)

(a) CASS: Reduced Support to Schools (inter-
Board)




(b) Increase/recover costs in the Music Services
(inter-Board)




(c) Closure of Drumalla House Outdoor Education
Centre (Belfast Board only)




(d) Proposal to close Fleming Fulton Chalet
(Belfast Board only)




(e) Proposal to close:
(i) Glenwood and St Teresa’s Family Literacy
Centre (ii) Glenwood Reading Centre (Belfast
Board only)




(f) Cessation of Homework Centre provision
(Belfast Board only)
(g) Cease Funding to Specialist Instructors –
Youth Service (Belfast Board only)




(h) Early Years Learning Service (Toy and Book
Library) (Belfast and South Eastern Boards only)




(i) Alternative Use of Downpatrick Resource
Centre (South Eastern Board only)




(j) Closure of Cabra Towers Outdoor Field Study
Centre and Relocation of Provision to
Ardnabannon Outdoor Centre (South Eastern
Board only)




(k) Operation of full cost recovery for Studio On
(South Eastern Board only)




(l) Operation of full cost recovery of the
Causeway School and either full cost recovery or
closure of the Centres at Ballymoney and
Ballymena (North Eastern Board only)
Para. 8.4 Special Education

(a) Pupil Support Services (Belfast Board only)




(b) Reduced support for Summer Activity Scheme
for Children with Special Needs (South Eastern
Board only)




(c) Reduction in Article 56 Budget to Schools
(South Eastern Board only)




(d) Education Other than at School (EOTAS)
(Southern Board only)




Para. 8.5 Transport
(a) Introduction of Board Minibuses to Replace
Taxis and Private Hire (North Eastern, Southern
and Western Boards only)




(b) Review of School Crossing Patrols and the
application of the LARSOA Guidelines (South
Eastern, Southern and Western Boards only)
(c) Withdrawal of Transport at 2.00 p.m. (South
Eastern and Southern Boards only)




Para. 8.6 School Catering
(a) To increase the price of school meals (inter-
Board)




(b) To review charges for staff currently
receiving a meal at an abated rate/free (inter-
Board)




(c) Laundry Allowances (Southern and Western
Boards only)




(d) Convert Kitchens to Dining Centres “Efficiency
Measures” (Belfast and Western Boards only)




Para. 8.7 Centre Schools
(a) Reduce Centre School Funding (inter-Board)




(b) English and an Additional Language (EAL)
(inter-Board)
(c) Swimming Programme (North Eastern and
Western Boards only)




(d) Cluster Arrangements (South Eastern Board
only)




(e) Withdrawal of assistance to nursery schools in
respect of children aged two years (South
Eastern Board only)




(f) Reduction in Curriculum Reserve/Class Size/
Contingency Funding (South Eastern Board only)




(g) Rationalisation (South Eastern Board only)




(h) Withdrawal of Small Grants (South Eastern
Board only)




Para. 8.8 School Library
Reduce book funding (inter-Board)
3.    If you feel that any of the policies “screened out” require an equality impact
      assessment please state your reasons for this bearing in mind the four screening
      criteria:
         Is there any evidence, or other reason to believe, that there is a higher or lower
          participation or uptake by different groups?
         Is there any evidence, or other reason to believe that different groups have different needs,
          experiences, issues and priorities in relation to the particular policy?
         Is there an opportunity to better promote equality of opportunity or better community
          relations by altering the policy or working with others in government or in the wider
          community?
         Have consultations with relevant groups, organisations or individuals indicated that
          particular policies create problems which are specific to them?

                         Policy                         Reason for impact Assessment




4.    Any other comments?




 Please return to:
John Curran                           or           Deirdre Vaugh
Inter Board Services Manager                       Equality Co-ordinator
SELB                                               Boards/Staff Commission for
3 Charlemont Place                                 Education and Library Boards
The Mall, Armagh                                   Forestview, Purdy’s Lane
BT61 9AX                                           Belfast   BT8 7AR
Tel: 028 3751 2347                                 Tel: 028 9049 1461
Texphone: 027 3741 5414                            Typetalk: 08001 028 9049 1461
Email: john.curran@selb.org                        Email: deirdre.vaugh@scelb.org.uk




     Closing date: 17 June 2005 (however responses will be accepted up to 24 June 2005)

								
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