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					              Equality Assessment

                    Stage 1 Toolkit

NB The Equality Assessment Stage 1 Toolkit Guidance must
be used as a framework to support you to complete this toolkit.



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                     Assessment Toolkit:

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Proforma for initial assessment of functions, policies and procedures

Directorate/service                  Department                                  Person responsible for the assessment

Human Resources                      Human Resources                             Angela Donnelly

Name of function/policy/procedure    Date of assessment                           New policy/function/procedure


Safer Recruitment and employment                                                 Existing policy/function/procedure

1. Who are the main          List:
stakeholders intended to     staff
benefit from the             Patients
function/policy/procedure?




2. How will each             List for each stakeholder:
stakeholder benefit? (what
are the aims?)               to ensure that the Trust obtains the most effective workforce by carrying out all appropriate checks at the start
                             and during a person’s employment with the Trust.
3. What forces/factors
could contribute/detract      Non compliance of policy and guidance
from the outcomes (refer to
questions under Stage 1
above)?




4. Are there concerns that    State yes or    Is there any evidence for this?   Score likely risk of
the forces/factors listed     no                                                concern using
above in question 3 could                                                       grading table below
exclude or adversely affect     Yes     No                                      (if there is more
-                                                                               than one concern
                                                                                for a group, score
                                                                                each concern and
                                                                                give the average
                                                                                number)
Race:
 Ethnic groups                Yes   No
 Faith groups                 Yes   No
 Traveller community          Yes   No




Disability:
 Physical or sensory          Yes   No
impaired
 mental health                Yes   No
 Learning disabilities        Yes   No
 longterm health condition    Yes   No
Age:
 under 18                     Yes   No
 18 to 40                     Yes   No
 40 to 65                     Yes   No
 over 65                      Yes   No

Gender:
 Men                          Yes   No
 Women                        Yes   No
 trans-gender                 Yes   No
marital/partnership status:
 Single                       Yes   No
 Single parent                Yes   No
 Married                      Yes   No
 In a civil partnership       Yes   No
 Co-habiting                  Yes   No
Sexual orientation:
 Lesbian                      Yes   No
 Gay                          Yes   No
 bi-sexual                    Yes   No
socioeconomic status:
 Economically inactive       Yes   No
 Homeless                    Yes   No

Human Rights of:
 Staff                       Yes   No
 Service users               Yes   No
 Visitors                    Yes   No
 Enquirers via phone/email   Yes   No
                                 Risk Assessment Grading Tool

                                                           GRADING TABLE
               Risk Assessment                  Tick consequence, likelihood and            SCORE
                                                           total score
                                                          e.g. 2 x 3 = 6
                                                        LIKELIHOOD/PROBABILITY OF REPEAT
                  INCIDENT                                (see Measures of Likelihood Table below)
              CONSEQUENCES
               (see Measures of                   None/          Possible       Likely         Highly                Certain
             Impact Table below)                 Remote           20%            60%         Likely 90%
                                                                 chance         chance         Chance

                                                     1                 2             3               4                   5
         1          Insignificant                1                 2             3               4                   5
         2          Minor                        2                 4             6               8                  10
         3          Significant                  3                 6             9            12                    15
         4          Serious                      4                 8            12            16                    20
         5          Catastrophic                 5               10             15            20                    25

Green     (score 5 or less)                                Low risk              Low priority        Prioritise for action
Amber     (score 6 to 15)                                  Medium risk           Medium                           medium
                                                                                                     Prioritise for action priority
                                                                                 priority
Red       (score 16 to 25)                                 High risk             High priority                  high the risk
                                                                                                     Reported throughpriority register. 16+ score
Or any incident recorded as Catastrophic                                                             senior management consider informing the
regardless of the likelihood/probability of                                                          board
repeat

Classifications Of Impact

         Measures of impact

              Level              Descriptor              Example detail description
                1               Insignificant            No perceived impact
                2                  Minor                 May have a minor impact on a few or all people from this diverse group
                3                Significant             Will have a significant impact on a few or all people from this diverse
                                                         group
                4                   Serious              Will have serious consequences on a few or all people from this diverse
                                                         group
                5               Catastrophic             Could cause death and/or result in major litigation and/or create
                                                         significant press interest

         Measures of likelihood

             Level          Descriptor                   Example detail description
                1              None/Remote               The impact may only happen in exceptional circumstances
                2           Possible 20% chance          The impact could occur at some time
                3            Likely 60% chance           The impact may well occur at some time

                4             Highly Likely 90%          The impact will occur in most circumstances
                                   chance
                5              Almost Certain            The impact is expected to occur in most circumstances
Proforma for the initial assessment of facilities




Directorate/service                     Department                      Person responsible for the assessment




Facility                                Date of assessment




1. Who are the main stakeholders           List:
intended to benefit from the facility




2. How will each stakeholder benefit?      List for each stakeholder:
(what are the overall aims?)
3. What forces/factors
could contribute/detract
from the outcomes (refer to
questions under Stage 1
above)?

4. Are there concerns that    State yes or   Is there any evidence for this?   Score likely risk of
the forces/factors listed     no                                               concern using
above in question 3 could                                                      grading table above
exclude or adversely affect     Yes     No                                     (if there is more than
-                                                                              one concern for a
                                                                               group, score each
                                                                               concern and give the
                                                                               average number)
Race:
 Ethnic groups               Yes   No
 Faith groups                Yes   No
 Traveller community         Yes   No




Disability:
 Physical or sensory         Yes   No
impaired
 mental health               Yes   No
 Learning disabilities       Yes   No
 longterm health condition   Yes   No
Age:
 under 18                    Yes   No
 18 to 40                    Yes   No
 40 to 65                    Yes   No
 over 65                     Yes   No
Gender:
 Men                          Yes   No
 Women                        Yes   No
 trans-gender                 Yes   No
marital/partnership status:
 Single                       Yes   No
 Single parent                Yes   No
 Married                      Yes   No
 In a civil partnership       Yes   No
 Co-habiting                  Yes   No
Sexual orientation:
 Lesbian                      Yes   No
 Gay                          Yes   No
 bi-sexual                    Yes   No
socioeconomic status:
 Economically inactive        Yes   No
 Homeless                     Yes   No
Human Rights of:
 Staff                        Yes   No
 Service users                Yes   No
 Visitors                     Yes   No
 Enquirers via phone/email    Yes   No
                        Summary of equality and diversity assessments
      1. Where low/medium risk has been identified from the assessment score, and necessary
                          action is required, complete the table below.

    Directorate                                         Service           Date

Name of function/           High      Proposed action              Name any other      Proposed
policy/procedure and     medium or                                 areas/ services     timescale
list of concerns where   low impact                                that you would      High impact
action is necessary                                                have to link with   2006/2007
                                                                   to review this      Medium
                                                                   further or take     impact
                                                                   action in           2007/2008
                                                                   partnership with    Low impact
                                                                                       2008/2009

                           High
                           Medium
                           Low




                           High
                           Medium
                           Low
High
Medium
Low




High
Medium
Low




High
Medium
Low
High
Medium
Low




High
Medium
Low




High
Medium
Low
High
Medium
Low




High
Medium
Low
                    Summary of Equality and Diversity Assessments
2. Where no risk has been identified, and no action is required, complete the table below.


   Name of function /policy/procedure          Explanation for decision with supporting
                                                               evidence

				
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