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									          Appendix A - Equality Targets




                                                Service                                                                                                                                 On/off                                                On/off
                Measures                                             Outcome                                Commentary                                First quarter results                             Second quarter results
                                                 Area                                                                                                                                    track                                                 track
Promote accessibility to the service provision
                                                 Chief       To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is      The straplines are on some forms, but
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear
on public forms and employees are aware of
                                               Executive's
                                                 Office
                                                                provides services to
                                                                     everybody
                                                                                           essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                   to all
                                                                                                                                              they are not an all forms as standard
                                                                                                                                                               yet.
                                                                                                                                                                                        L        The straplines are on all relevant forms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J
alternative options for information to be
                                                                                           We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                         No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to     Chief                                                                                         No requests have been received to
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                              Executive's
                                                Office
                                                             To ensure accessibility for
                                                                        all
                                                                                             to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                            adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                            equal access
                                                                                                                                               have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                           formats.
                                                                                                                                                                                        K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                 formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                        what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                                               To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for       The Implications Templates are filled in
to be completed and checked to ensure all       Chief
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                              Executive's
                                                Office
                                                             policies/plans/procedures
                                                                have impact needs
                                                              assessments carried out
                                                                                           review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                              reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                           scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                               sporadically, but not as a matter of
                                                                                                                                             course. This will endeavour to be done
                                                                                                                                                   over the following quarters.
                                                                                                                                                                                        L         These have not been completed, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be in the future.              L
required
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                Chief               To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                              Executive's
                                                Office
                                                             procurement requirements
                                                               are correctly adhered to
                                                                                            aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                            Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                             The up to date procedures are followed.
                                                                                                                                                                                        J        No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quarter.                       K
Continue to raise the profile of the equality
                                                                                               To start to embed the agenda into the
and diversity agenda. Use the profile of      Chief                                                                                           This has not taken place this quarter,
employees who have shown commitment to Executive's
the agenda and measure successes through      Office
                                                             To publisice the Council's
                                                             embracing of the agenda
                                                                                           everyday work, so employees are familiarised
                                                                                            with the terms and workings of equality and
                                                                                                              diversity
                                                                                                                                               but will take place in the remaining
                                                                                                                                                              quarters.
                                                                                                                                                                                        K        This will take place in the third quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
bi-annual surveys on the intranet.
                                                                                               Requirement of level 4 of the Equality
                                                Chief
Introduce a monitoring system on the
website to capture visitor data
                                              Executive's
                                                Office
                                                             To ensure monitoring data
                                                                    is collected
                                                                                              Standard. (Use corporate information to
                                                                                           address adequacy of departmental information
                                                                                                     and monitoring systems)
                                                                                                                                                 This will be introduced in future
                                                                                                                                                              quarters.                 K          This will be introduced in the third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  quarter.                    K
Promote accessibility to the service provision
                                                                                                                                                There is a strapline on all existing
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear     Communitie To ensure that the Council          Accessibility to all Council documents is                                                           The straplines are not on any forms
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                                 s and
                                                Wellbeing
                                                             provides services to
                                                                  everybody
                                                                                           essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                   to all
                                                                                                                                                 forms and if any new forms are
                                                                                                                                              created, the strapline will go on them
                                                                                                                                                              as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                        J         currently, but will go an all relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                           forms in the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              L
gathered
                                                                                           We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                         No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to Communitie
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                               s and
                                              Wellbeing
                                                        To ensure accessibility for
                                                                   all
                                                                                             to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                            adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                            equal access
                                                                                                                                              No-one has requested anything in a
                                                                                                                                                       different format.                K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                 formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                        what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue                     To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for
                                              Communitie                                                                                       The Sports Strategy will have an
                                                                                                                                                                                        K                                                     L
to be completed and checked to ensure all                    policies/plans/procedures     review of service and employment monitoring                                                            These have not been completed, but
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to       s and                                                                                        Impact Needs Assessment carried out
                                                                have impact needs             reports by designated consultation and                                                                      will be in the future.
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is           Wellbeing                                                                                            on it in the next quarter.
                                                              assessments carried out                      scrutiny groups)
required
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                              Communitie        To ensure our                To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                s and
                                               Wellbeing
                                                         procurement requirements
                                                           are correctly adhered to
                                                                                            aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                            Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                             No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                           quarter.                     K        No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quarter.                       K
            Appendix A - Equality Targets




                                                   Service                                                                                                                                   On/off                                                  On/off
                  Measures                                              Outcome                               Commentary                                 First quarter results                                Second quarter results
                                                    Area                                                                                                                                      track                                                   track
                                                                                                                                                                                                        A lot of consultation has taken place
                                                                                                                                                                                                        this quarter for the Sprots Strategy,
 Use established links to continue ensuring       Communitie To ensure we are working                                                          This is happening through measures
 the community are consulted on over key
 relevant issues, i.e. youth
                                                    s and
                                                   Wellbeing
                                                               effectively on relevant
                                                                        issues
                                                                                              Continue the work already being carried out      such as the Play Strategy and Sports
                                                                                                                                                  and Physical Activity Strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                             J             involving all the key agencies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       stakeholders and individuals. This will
                                                                                                                                                                                                      set the scope for the next phase of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Strategy.
                                                                                                                                                Continuing to build on relations with
                                                                                                 Requirement of level 4 (Take on board
                                                  Communitie     To ensure we have                                                             existing contacts and building on the
 Collect data on minorities in the Moorlands to
 enable effective consultation to take place
                                                    s and
                                                   Wellbeing
                                                             effective contact details for
                                                                     consultation
                                                                                              responses from designated consultation and
                                                                                              scrutiny groups for revising policy objectives
                                                                                                               and targets
                                                                                                                                               data collected in the 'Big Debate'. Will
                                                                                                                                               look into collecting further data in the
                                                                                                                                                                                             J        On track to collect the data in the third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      quarter.                       J
                                                                                                                                                             third quarter.
 Promote accessibility to the service provision
 by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                    To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is
 on public forms and employees are aware of
 alternative options for information to be
                                                  Customer
                                                   Services
                                                                  provides services to
                                                                       everybody
                                                                                             essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                     to all
                                                                                                                                               The strapline is on all documents sent
                                                                                                                                                    out by Customer Services.                J        Ths strapline is on all documents sent
                                                                                                                                                                                                            out by Customer Services.                J
 gathered
                                                                                                                                                                                                        No requests have been received to
                                                                                             We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                             have information in any different
 Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to
                                                                                                                                                                                             K                                                       K
                                                  Customer     To ensure accessibility for     to ensure that we provide any reasonable         No-one has requested anything in a                    formats. But if they did, we would know
 all situations I.e. through offering Braille,                                                                                                                                                           what processes to follow. Also, all
                                                   Services               all                 adjustment to enable all customers to have                 different formst.
 Language Line etc, where appropriate                                                                                                                                                                  employees have undergone disability
                                                                                                              equal access
                                                                                                                                                                                                      awareness training so are comfortable
                                                                                                                                                                                                          in handling any related issues.
                                                                                                                                               Implications Templates have not been
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The implications Templates are not
 Ensure the Implications Templates continue                                                                                                      filled in so far, but they will be in the
                                                                  To ensure all relevant       Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for                                                              always filled in, but will be in the future.
 to be completed and checked to ensure all                                                                                                     future, where relevant to the report. No
 policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
 see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                  Customer
                                                   Services
                                                                policies/plans/procedures
                                                                   have impact needs
                                                                 assessments carried out
                                                                                             review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                                reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                             scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                                  Impact Needs Assessments have
                                                                                                                                                been completed this quarter, but one
                                                                                                                                                                                             L         An Impact Needs Assessment will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      carried out on the Licensing policy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Street Trading Policy and any other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     L
 required                                                                                                                                      will be carried out on the Licensing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 relevant policies etc.
                                                                                                                                                  Rural Access Policies next quarter.

 Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                                      To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made
 advertised in line with the Council's
 procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
 relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                  Customer
                                                   Services
                                                               procurement requirements
                                                                 are correctly adhered to
                                                                                              aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                              Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                There have been no tenders carried
                                                                                                                                                         out this quarter.                   K         There have been no tenders carried
                                                                                                                                                                                                                out this quarter.                    K
 Monitor the status of each complainant I.e.
 gender, age, ethnic origin, etc , through the
 use of an equal opportunities monitoring form
                                                  Customer
                                                   Services
                                                                    To establish the
                                                               breakdown of complainants
                                                                                                 Need to make sure the complaints are
                                                                                                    proportionate to the demograph
                                                                                                                                               The monitoring forms have been sent
                                                                                                                                                   out with all complaints forms.            J        The monitoring forms have been sent
                                                                                                                                                                                                          out with all complaints forms.             J
                                                                                                                                               The CRM system contains the required
                                                                                                 Requirement of level 4 of the Equality
 Update the CRM system to be prompted to                                                                                                       prompting and monitoring system and                    The I -Survey forms will be introduced
collect monitoring data randomly. Put a similar
       system on the complaints system.
                                                  Customer
                                                   Services
                                                               To ensure monitoring data
                                                                      is collected
                                                                                                Standard. (Use corporate information to
                                                                                             address adequacy of departmental information
                                                                                                       and monitoring systems)
                                                                                                                                                  will commence in July. Monitoring
                                                                                                                                               forms are sent out for complaints (see
                                                                                                                                                                                             J         by December at the latest and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      monitoring can commence from then.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     K
                                                                                                                                                              above).
          Appendix A - Equality Targets




                                                 Service                                                                                                                                 On/off                                                 On/off
                Measures                                            Outcome                               Commentary                                 First quarter results                                Second quarter results
                                                  Area                                                                                                                                    track                                                  track
                                                                                                                                            The straplines are not on public forms
Promote accessibility to the service provision                                                                                               yet. New forms are being produced
                                               Developmen                                                                                                                                          The strapline is currently not on any
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                  To ensure that the Council      Accessibility to all Council documents is
                                                                                                                                                                                         K                                                      L
                                                                                                                                            centrally in October. The straplines will
                                                 t Control                                                                                                                                         forms, but will be on the new forms
on public forms and employees are aware of                     provides services to      essential to ensuring correct service provision     be included at this stage. There are
                                               and Building                                                                                                                                         which will be produced in the third
alternative options for information to be                           everybody                                    to all                          some leaflets currently being
                                                  Control                                                                                                                                                         quarter.
gathered                                                                                                                                      produced, and the strapline will be
                                                                                                                                                        included on these.
                                              Developmen                                 We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                            No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to
all situations I.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                                t Control
                                              and Building
                                                 Control
                                                           To ensure accessibility for
                                                                      all
                                                                                           to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                          adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                          equal access
                                                                                                                                             No-one has requested anything in a
                                                                                                                                                      different format.                  K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                  formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                         what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
                                                                                                                                             The Implications Templates are filled
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                               Developmen     To ensure all relevant       Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for             in, but there has not been a                      No reports have been produced this
to be completed and checked to ensure all
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 t Control
                                               and Building
                                                  Control
                                                            policies/plans/procedures
                                                               have impact needs
                                                             assessments carried out
                                                                                         review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                            reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                         scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                              requirement for any Impact Needs
                                                                                                                                             Assessments. But the awareness is           J        quarter, but when any relevant policies
                                                                                                                                                                                                   etc go to Cabinet/SMG, these will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
                                                                                                                                               there for the reasons why this is
required
                                                                                                                                                            required.
Ensure all procurement opportunities are       Developmen
                                                                   To ensure our           To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 t Control
                                               and Building
                                                  Control
                                                            procurement requirements
                                                              are correctly adhered to
                                                                                          aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                          Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                            No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                          quarter.                       K        No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                quarter.                        K
                                                                                                                                                 The forms are currently being
                                                                                                                                            revamped, so no monitoring has taken                  2 forms are being introduced - one for
                                              Developmen                                  To monitor who is putting in applications and
Monitor the status of each applicant I.e.                                                                                                                                                         customers in the One Stop Shop and
                                                                                                                                                                                         K                                                      K
                                                                                                                                             place. It is expected that the forms will
                                                t Control    To ensure awareness of       establish whether or not there is a significant
gender, age, ethnic origin, etc , through the                                                                                                     be ready in 6 months, so the                     one for people who have received a
                                              and Building    who uses the services      under representation for the demograph of the
use of an equal opportunities monitoring form                                                                                                 monitoring will begin at this stage. A               decision. These will have monitoring
                                                 Control                                                      area
                                                                                                                                              national survey has taken place, so                        information put on them.
                                                                                                                                            this data will be used to determine who
                                               Developmen      To establish any key
                                                                                          Once the data has been collected, an action                                                              The information will be collected in the
Write an annual report on the results of the
monitoring
                                                 t Control

                                                  Control
                                                            patterns and put measures
                                               and Building in place to counteract any
                                                                     problems
                                                                                           plan should be drawn to showing how any
                                                                                               highlighted issues will be dealt with
                                                                                                                                            This report will be produced in the third
                                                                                                                                                              quarter.                   K        third and fourth quarters and the report
                                                                                                                                                                                                       will be based on these figures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
Promote accessibility to the service provision
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                  To ensure that the Council      Accessibility to all Council documents is       Half of all forms have been completed.
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                               Environment
                                                al Services
                                                               provides services to
                                                                    everybody
                                                                                         essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                 to all
                                                                                                                                               The remainder will be completed
                                                                                                                                             throughout the remainder of the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                         K        This is still in progress and on target for
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the end of the financial year.          K
gathered
                                                                                         We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                          The Disability Access Group requested
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                              Environment To ensure accessibility for
                                               al Services           all
                                                                                           to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                          adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                          equal access
                                                                                                                                             No-one has requested anything in a
                                                                                                                                                      different format.                  K        the recycling information be available in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Braille, large type and on the Talking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Newspaper.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue                                                                                                                                                         This will has not been carried out as
                                                             To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for        The Implications Templates are always
to be completed and checked to ensure all                                                                                                                                                         yet, but will be carried out on all future
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                               Environment policies/plans/procedures
                                                al Services   have impact needs
                                                            assessments carried out
                                                                                         review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                            reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                         scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                            filled in. An Impact Needs Assessment
                                                                                                                                              will be carried out next quarter on the
                                                                                                                                                       Council Waste Strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                         K          reports and all outstanding Impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Needs assessments will be completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                L
required                                                                                                                                                                                                     by the third quarter.
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                                   To ensure our           To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                               Environment
                                                al Services
                                                            procurement requirements
                                                              are correctly adhered to
                                                                                          aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                          Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                            The procedure rules are followed for all
                                                                                                                                                          tenders.                       J        The procedure rules are followed for all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tenders.                        J
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                                                  Service                                                                                                                                    On/off                                               On/off
                Measures                                                Outcome                                Commentary                                First quarter results                               Second quarter results
                                                   Area                                                                                                                                       track                                                track
                                                                                                                                                                                                      This has happened this quarter and will
                                                                                              Residents with disabilities may not be able to
Continue to ensure reasonable adjustments                       To ensure all residents can                                                     This has happened this quarter and will                 continue to happen throughout the
are made so that residents have their bins
collected
                                                 Environment
                                                  al Services
                                                                 make use of the service
                                                                        effectively
                                                                                               move their bin to the front of their house. An
                                                                                              agreemet could be determined should this be
                                                                                                                  the case
                                                                                                                                                  continue to happen throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                 year.
                                                                                                                                                                                             J        year. By the fourth quarter, the relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                        percentages should be available for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                usage of the service.
Promote accessibility to the service provision
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                      To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                   provides services to
                                                                        everybody
                                                                                              essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                      to all
                                                                                                                                                  All public forms carry the relevant
                                                                                                                                                           Council straplines                J           Ths strapline is on all documents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J
gathered
                                                                                              We have a legal as well as moral responsibility One request has been received. This
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                To ensure accessibility for
                                                                           all
                                                                                                to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                               adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                               equal access
                                                                                                                                                  was to translate a Council tax
                                                                                                                                              document into Polish. This request was
                                                                                                                                                            completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                             J                                                    J
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                                                  To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for       No Implications Templates have been
to be completed and checked to ensure all
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                policies/plans/procedures
                                                                   have impact needs
                                                                 assessments carried out
                                                                                              review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                                 reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                              scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                                  filled in this quarter. There has not
                                                                                                                                                 been a requirement to complete any
                                                                                                                                                       Impact Needs Assessments.
                                                                                                                                                                                             L                                                    L
required
Ensure all procurement opportunities are                                                                                                           There has been one tender this
                                                                       To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made                                                               This has been carried out this quarter
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                procurement requirements
                                                                  are correctly adhered to
                                                                                               aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                               Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                quarter, concerned with bailiff use. The
                                                                                                                                                   current procurement rules were
                                                                                                                                                       followed for this process.
                                                                                                                                                                                             J        with private individuals. There was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               22% response rate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J
                                                                                               We need to monitor who uses the Council's
Continue to monitor the status of each
                                                                  To continue monitoring         services to see if there are any obvious
individual involved with recovery i.e.
ethnicity, age, gender etc, through the use of
an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                  data to be aware of the
                                                                   make up of residents
                                                                                               patterns or problems - especially in the non
                                                                                               payment of Council tax. This will also help to
                                                                                                                                                This has not been run this quarter. It is
                                                                                                                                                expected that it will be run next quarter.   K                                                    K
                                                                                                      identify any language barriers.
                                                                 To be aware of what the       We need to monitor who uses the Council's
Produce a report on 12 October 2007 and                         customer make up is and          services to see if there are any obvious
11 April 2008 to show results of data
collected
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                whether there is a lack of
                                                                 representation from any
                                                                                               patterns or problems - especially in the non
                                                                                               payment of Council tax. This will also help to
                                                                                                                                                  These will be produced during the
                                                                                                                                                         relevant quarters.                  K                                                    K
                                                                     particular group.                identify any language barriers.
                                                                                               We need to monitor who uses the Council's
                                                                  To ensure all aspects of
Ensure representatives from minority                                                             services to see if there are any obvious            This takes place. Council tax
communities are invited to all relevant
meetings and/or consultations
                                                 Finance &
                                                 Revenues
                                                                 the community are aware
                                                                of decisions being made by
                                                                         the Council
                                                                                               patterns or problems - especially in the non
                                                                                               payment of Council tax. This will also help to
                                                                                                                                                   consultation will take place in the
                                                                                                                                                            second quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                             J                                                    J
                                                                                                      identify any language barriers.
Promote accessibility to the service provision                                                                                                     This information is available on
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                      To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is        housing application forms. Benefit
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                                  Housing
                                                  Services
                                                                   provides services to
                                                                        everybody
                                                                                              essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                      to all
                                                                                                                                                   claim forms are currently being
                                                                                                                                                  changed and the straplines will be
                                                                                                                                                                                             K         The strapline is on the relevant forms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J
gathered                                                                                                                                                 added at this stage.
                                                                                              We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                           No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to                                                                                                        All employees are aware of the
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                                  Housing
                                                  Services
                                                                To ensure accessibility for
                                                                           all
                                                                                                to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                               adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                               equal access
                                                                                                                                                  procedures, but no requests have
                                                                                                                                                      been received this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                      formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                             what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  K
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                                                 Service                                                                                                                                On/off                                               On/off
                Measures                                             Outcome                                Commentary                                First quarter results                             Second quarter results
                                                  Area                                                                                                                                   track                                                track
                                                                                                                                                An Impact Needs Assessment was                    Both the Implications Templates and
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                                               To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for          carried out on the Housing Register                impact Needs Assessments will be
to be completed and checked to ensure all
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 Housing
                                                 Services
                                                             policies/plans/procedures
                                                                have impact needs
                                                              assessments carried out
                                                                                           review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                              reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                           scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                               Policy and on the Prosecution Policy.
                                                                                                                                              In the second quarter an Impact Needs
                                                                                                                                               Assessment will be carried out on the
                                                                                                                                                                                        J         carried out on relevant policies. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Housing Strategy will have an Impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Needs Assessment carried out on it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             J
required
                                                                                                                                                   Local Housing Allowance Policy.                             this quarter.

Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                                    To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 Housing
                                                 Services
                                                             procurement requirements
                                                               are correctly adhered to
                                                                                            aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                            Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                              The rules have been complied with this
                                                                                                                                                             quarter.                   J         There have been no tenders carried
                                                                                                                                                                                                           out this quarter.                 K
                                                                                                                                               The benefit claim forms arecurrently
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Housing Benefit monitoring forms
Monitor the status of each applicant i.e.                                                    Need to monitor the status of applicants of      being updated and the DWP forms are
gender, age, ethnic origin, etc , through the
use of an equal opportunities monitoring form
                                                 Housing
                                                 Services
                                                              To ensure awareness of
                                                               who uses the services
                                                                                             benefits to see if it is representative of the
                                                                                                             demograph
                                                                                                                                                 being used to collect all data. All
                                                                                                                                               completed forms go to the Diversity
                                                                                                                                                                                        J        are collected. Housing Needs forms will
                                                                                                                                                                                                 include a monitoring section in the next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             K
                                                                                                                                                     and Information Officer.
                                                                                         Once the data has been gathered it must be                                                              The returned forms so far have shown
                                                                                               assessed to see if there is an nder-                                                              all the respondents to be White, British.
                                                                 To establish any key       representation in any group. If there is,
Introduce an action plan to address the                                                                                                       The action plan will be produced later                  However, it has shown that older
measures highlighted by completed
monitoring forms
                                                 Housing
                                                 Services
                                                             patterns and put measures measures must be put in place to address why
                                                              in place to counteract any
                                                                       problems
                                                                                            and how this can be rectified. Either by
                                                                                                                                              in the year, once more concrete data
                                                                                                                                                       has been collected.
                                                                                                                                                                                        K         people need more information raising
                                                                                                                                                                                                   work. This will take place in the third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             K
                                                                                          targeting specific groups to highlight their                                                           quarter. The action plan will be carried
                                                                                         entitlement, or discovering reasons why they                                                                     out in the fourth quarter.
                                                                                                    do not want the benefits
Promote accessibility to the service provision
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                   To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                                provides services to
                                                                     everybody
                                                                                           essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                   to all
                                                                                                                                                 The strapline will be included on
                                                                                                                                                  application forms next quarter.       L         The strapline is on the relevant forms
                                                                                                                                                                                                               (application).                J
gathered
                                                                                           We have a legal as well as moral responsibility
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to                                                                                                    No-one has requested anything in a                    All employees are aware of the
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                             To ensure accessibility for
                                                                        all
                                                                                             to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                            adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                            equal access
                                                                                                                                              different format. But all employees are
                                                                                                                                              aware of what to do should this occur.
                                                                                                                                                                                        K        procedures, but no requests have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                          received this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue                                                                                                                                                       Implication Templates will be completed
                                                               To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for         Implication Templates are completed.
to be completed and checked to ensure all                                                                                                                                                          on all future reports. Impact Needs
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                             policies/plans/procedures
                                                                have impact needs
                                                              assessments carried out
                                                                                           review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                              reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                           scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                               No Impact Needs Assessments have
                                                                                                                                              been carried out as there has not been
                                                                                                                                                a requirement to do so this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                        J         Assessments will be completed where
                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary, after discussions with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             K
required                                                                                                                                                                                            Diversity and Information Officer.
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                                    To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
Procurement Procedure Rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                             procurement requirements
                                                               are correctly adhered to
                                                                                            aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                            Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                               The rules are always followed during
                                                                                                                                                        the tender process.             J        No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quarter.                      K
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                                                  Service                                                                                                                                  On/off                                               On/off
                Measures                                              Outcome                                 Commentary                                First quarter results                               Second quarter results
                                                   Area                                                                                                                                     track                                                track

                                                                                                                                                                                                     This data is collected and fed back to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SMG through reports and in the HR
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Position Statement. The new data is
                                                               To monitor employees             Requirement of level 4 of the Equality         This data is collected quarterly and fed
Monitor raw employee data
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                                 against grievances,
                                                               training, promotion etc
                                                                                             Standard (Use equality data to monitor use of
                                                                                                        personnel procedures)
                                                                                                                                                back to SMG through reports and in
                                                                                                                                                     the HR Position Statement.
                                                                                                                                                                                           J          collected for gender identity, sexual
                                                                                                                                                                                                     orientation, religion and marital status
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and will be provided to the Diversity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                J
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Information Officer, who will provide an
                                                                                                                                                                                                        annual report on the information.

                                                                                                 Requirement of level 4 of the Equality
                                                                                                                                                 The forms will be amended in the
Include equality monitoring on exit interviews
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                               To collate equality data
                                                                                                Strandard (Use equality data to monitor
                                                                                             number of employees leaving the authority and
                                                                                                       their reasons for leaving)
                                                                                                                                               second quarter and will be used from
                                                                                                                                                            this time.
                                                                                                                                                                                           K               This has been completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                J
                                                              To ensure all employees
                                                                                                 Requirement of level 4 of the Equality          This is raised in the Performance                      This is raised in Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                           J                                                    J
Meet the training needs of employees              Human      are correctly trained in line
                                                               with their Pefrormance            Standard (Meet the training needs of           Appraisals and where possible, the                    Appraisals and, where possible, the
appropriately                                    Resources
                                                              Appraisals and updated                   employees appropriately)                    required training is provided.                        required training is provided.
                                                                      legislation
                                                             Toassess whether SMDC                Requirement of level 4 of the Equality
                                                                                               Standard (Use monitoring reports to assess The data is collected and then fed back                   The data is collected and then fed back
 Continue to monitor the workforce against
the most recent labour area figures
                                                  Human
                                                 Resources
                                                                employment profile
                                                               matches the local area
                                                                      profile
                                                                                               whether authority employment profiles more
                                                                                             closely fit the profile of the Local Labour Market
                                                                                                                                                to JCC. Where there are any obvious
                                                                                                                                                     gaps, groups are targeted.
                                                                                                                                                                                           J         to JCC. Where there are any obvious
                                                                                                                                                                                                          gaps, groups are targeted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                J
                                                                                                                      Area) of the Equality
                                                                                                  Requirement of level 4
                                                                                             Standard. (Set up system for review of service


                                                                                                                                                                                           J                                                    J
                                                                                                 and empployment monitoring reports by
Continue to produce the HR Position               Human       To enable employee data
                                                                                             designated consultation and scrutiny groups)            This is produced annually.                            This is produced annually.
Statement                                        Resources         to be monitored
                                                                                                 and (Use existing or adapted personnel
                                                                                              information systems to provide equality data
                                                                                                         relating to HR targets)
Promote accessibility to the service provision
                                                                                                                                               The straplines are not on any forms at
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear     ICT and To ensure that the Council               Accessibility to all Council documents is                                                                The strapline is on all relevant
on public forms and employees are aware of Procuremen
alternative options for information to be          t
                                                          provides services to
                                                               everybody
                                                                                             essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                     to all
                                                                                                                                               the moment, but there is a possibility it
                                                                                                                                                 may be put on the Prequalification
                                                                                                                                                           Questionnaire.
                                                                                                                                                                                           L               documents, including the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prequalification Questionnaire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                J
gathered
                                                                                             We have a legal as well as moral responsibility
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to     ICT and                                                                                                                                               No-one has requested anything in a
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                              Procuremen
                                                    t
                                                         To ensure accessibility for
                                                                    all
                                                                                               to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                              adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                              equal access
                                                                                                                                                No-one has requested anything in a
                                                                                                                                                         different format.                 K           different format, but if they did, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                             would know what to do.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                                              To ensure all relevant           Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for           Only the ICT Strategy has been                   An impact Needs Assessment will be
to be completed and checked to ensure all          ICT and
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 Procuremen
                                                       t
                                                            policies/plans/procedures
                                                               have impact needs
                                                             assessments carried out
                                                                                             review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                                reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                             scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                                   produced, but this is an internal
                                                                                                                                               strategy and does not need an Impact
                                                                                                                                                Needs Assessment carrying out on it.
                                                                                                                                                                                           K           carried out on the Procurement
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Strategy and all other relevant policies
                                                                                                                                                                                                               etc in the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
required
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                   ICT and         To ensure our               To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 Procuremen procurement requirements
                                                       t      are correctly adhered to
                                                                                              aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                              Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                All tenders have been carried out in
                                                                                                                                                   accordance with the new rules.          J          All tenders have been carried out in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    accordance with the correct procedures.     J
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                                                  Service                                                                                                                                On/off                                               On/off
                Measures                                              Outcome                                Commentary                                First quarter results                             Second quarter results
                                                   Area                                                                                                                                   track                                                track
                                                                                                                                              The contractor monitoring forms have
                                                   ICT and  To ensure all businesses         Requirement of level 4 (Require contractors,
Continue to ensure monitoring reports are
collected from contractors and suppliers
                                                 Procuremen
                                                       t
                                                             are made aware of our
                                                            procurement opportunities
                                                                                             suppliers etc to provide monitoring reports in
                                                                                             relation to service delivery and employment)
                                                                                                                                                  been updated to include all the
                                                                                                                                              relevant information to be collected as
                                                                                                                                                         well as monitored.
                                                                                                                                                                                         J                    This is ongoing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J
Promote accessibility to the service provision
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear     Legal &        To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is
on public forms and employees are aware of Democratic
alternative options for information to be      Services
                                                                 provides services to
                                                                      everybody
                                                                                            essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                    to all
                                                                                                                                                The strapline is on all public forms.
                                                                                                                                                                                         J          The strapline is on all public forms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J
gathered
                                                                                            We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                         No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to    Legal &                                                                                         No requests have been received to
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                              Democratic
                                               Services
                                                              To ensure accessibility for
                                                                         all
                                                                                              to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                             adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                             equal access
                                                                                                                                                have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                            formats.
                                                                                                                                                                                         K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                  formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                         what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                                                To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for       The Implications Templates are always               The Implications Templates are always
to be completed and checked to ensure all         Legal &
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 Democratic
                                                  Services
                                                              policies/plans/procedures
                                                                 have impact needs
                                                               assessments carried out
                                                                                            review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                               reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                            scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                                   filled in. There has not ben a
                                                                                                                                                requirement to carryout an Impact
                                                                                                                                                 Needs Assessment this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                         J             filled in. There has not ben a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    requirement to carryout an Impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Needs Assessment this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
required
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                  Legal &            To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 Democratic
                                                  Services
                                                              procurement requirements
                                                                are correctly adhered to
                                                                                             aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                             Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                No procurement activity has taken
                                                                                                                                                       place this quarter.               K          No procurement activity has taken
                                                                                                                                                                                                           place this quarter.                K
                                                                                                                                                                                                  A training session will take place in the
                                                                                                                                                Training is planned for the second
Ensure appropriate equality/diversity training                To ensure the diversity and                                                                                                         third quarter on 24 October 2007. It is
                                                  Legal &                                       Councillors need to be aware of the             quarter. A meeting will take place
is provided for members to raise awareness
and importance of equality and diversity
issues
                                                 Democratic
                                                  Services
                                                                  equality agenda is
                                                                thoroughly embedded
                                                                throughout the Council
                                                                                              importance of mainstreaming to issues of
                                                                                                       equality and diversity.
                                                                                                                                                between SMDC and the trainer to
                                                                                                                                                   ensure it delivers the correct
                                                                                                                                                                                         K         expected that this will be filmed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    placed onto the intranet to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                    members can access it if they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              J
                                                                                                                                                     information for members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        unable to attend the session.

Promote accessibility to the service provision
                                                                                                                                               There have been no external forms                  There have been no external forms this
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear     Legal &        To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is
on public forms and employees are aware of Democratic
alternative options for information to be      Services
                                                                 provides services to
                                                                      everybody
                                                                                            essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                    to all
                                                                                                                                               this quarter, but the strapline will be
                                                                                                                                                 included when public forms are
                                                                                                                                                             produced.
                                                                                                                                                                                         K           quarter, but the strapline will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                     included when public forms are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                produced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
gathered
                                                                                            We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                         No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to    Legal &                                                                                         No-one has requested anything in a
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                              Democratic
                                               Services
                                                              To ensure accessibility for
                                                                         all
                                                                                              to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                             adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                             equal access
                                                                                                                                                different format this quarter, but is
                                                                                                                                                      aware of the procedures.
                                                                                                                                                                                         K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                  formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                          what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue                      To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for         No reports have gone to SMG this                  No reports have gone to SMG/Cabinet
                                                  Legal &
                                                                                                                                                                                         K                                                    K
to be completed and checked to ensure all                     policies/plans/procedures     review of service and employment monitoring       quarter, but an Implications Template                   this quarter, but an Implications
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to        Democratic                                                                                   will be completed on all future reports.            Template will be completed on all future
                                                                 have impact needs             reports by designated consultation and
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is              Services                                                                                     Impact Needs Assessment s will be                   reports. Impact Needs Assessments
                                                               assessments carried out                      scrutiny groups)
requiredall procurement opportunities are
Ensure                                                                                                                                              completed where necessary.                      will be completed where necessary.
                                                  Legal &            To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made         No tenders have been carried out this
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 Democratic
                                                  Services
                                                              procurement requirements
                                                                are correctly adhered to
                                                                                             aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                             Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                quarter, but is aware of the rules to
                                                                                                                                                                follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                         K          No procurement activity has taken
                                                                                                                                                                                                           place this quarter.                K
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                                               Service                                                                                                                                  On/off                                              On/off
               Measures                                             Outcome                               Commentary                                 First quarter results                              Second quarter results
                                                Area                                                                                                                                     track                                               track
Promote accessibility to the service provision
                                                Legal &     To ensure that the Council       Accessibility to all Council documents is
                                                                                                                                                                                        J                                                   J
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear
on public forms and employees are aware of Democratic          provides services to       essential to ensuring correct service provision    The relevant strapline is on all forms.              The relevant strapline is on all forms.
alternative options for information to be       Services            everybody                                     to all
gathered                                                                                  We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                        A document was translated into Turkish
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to     Legal &
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                               Democratic
                                                Services
                                                            To ensure accessibility for
                                                                       all
                                                                                            to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                           adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                           equal access
                                                                                                                                          Some key phrases were translated into
                                                                                                                                            Russian for a Lithuanian individual.        J        for a resident. Electoral Services have
                                                                                                                                                                                                    their own source of documents in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            alternative formats.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            J
Ensure the Implications Templates continue                                                                                                                                                         An Impact Needs Assessment was
                                                              To ensure all relevant        Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for        An Impact Needs Assessment will be
to be completed and checked to ensure all      Legal &                                                                                                                                            carried out on the 'Review of Polling
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                              Democratic
                                               Services
                                                            policies/plans/procedures
                                                               have impact needs
                                                             assessments carried out
                                                                                          review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                             reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                          scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                             carried out on the 'Review of Polling
                                                                                                                                             Districts and polling Places' over the
                                                                                                                                                        next two quarters.
                                                                                                                                                                                        K        Districts and Polling Places' report and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 all policies and functions will have one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            J
required                                                                                                                                                                                             completed on them in the future.
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                               Legal &             To ensure our            To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                              Democratic
                                               Services
                                                            procurement requirements
                                                              are correctly adhered to
                                                                                           aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                           Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                            No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                          quarter.                      K        No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quarter.                     K
Promote accessibility to the service provision Performanc
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear        e and   To ensure that the Council     Accessibility to all Council documents is
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                                 Service
                                               Developmen
                                                             provides services to
                                                                   everybody
                                                                                      essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                              to all
                                                                                                                                        No external documents have been
                                                                                                                                                produced this quarter.                  K                          n/a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            K
gathered                                             t
                                               Performanc                             We have a legal as well as moral responsibility
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to
                                                                                                                                                                                        K                                                   K
                                                  e and   To ensure accessibility for   to ensure that we provide any reasonable
all situations Iie. through offering Braille,    Service                                                                                             See above.                                                    n/a
                                                                        all            adjustment to enable all customers to have
Language Line etc, where appropriate           Developmen                                               equal access
Ensure the Implications Templates continue           t
                                               Performanc                                                                              There is awareness around the need
                                                            To ensure all relevant      Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for
to be completed and checked to ensure all         e and                                                                                     to complete the Implications
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 Service
                                               Developmen
                                                          policies/plans/procedures review of service and employment monitoring
                                                              have impact needs
                                                           assessments carried out
                                                                                          reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                      scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                        Templates. Work will be carried out
                                                                                                                                         with the Diversity and Information
                                                                                                                                                                                        L                          n/a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            L
required                                             t                                                                                 Officer to ensure they are completed
Ensure all procurement opportunities are       Performanc                                                                                           for all reports.
                                                                 To ensure our           To ensure all local businesses are made
                                                                                                                                                                                        K                                                   K
advertised in line with the Council's             e and                                                                                There have been no tenders carried
                                                 Service  procurement requirements     aware of any potential tender opportunities.                                                                                n/a
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a                                                                                                            out this quarter.
relevant range of businesses are alerted       Developmen are correctly adhered to     Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                     t
                                               Performanc
                                                                                        Requirement of level 4 (The authority has     This article was produced in June 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                        J                                                   J
Produce an article on how and why the data        e and    To inform people why we
                                                 Service                              made arrangements for the external scrutiny of in the form of a guidance document. It                             Completed in June 2007.
is being collected                                             are collecting data
                                               Developmen                                               action plans)                  is available on the Council's website.
                                                    t
                                              Performanc                                      Requirement of level 4 (Designated
                                                                                                                                            The letter has been sent out to all local
                                                                                                                                                                                        J                                                   J
Invite groups to view our successes against      e and                                    consultation and scrutiny groups are involved
                                                Service      To ensure transparaency                                                        groups and placed on the website. This                           This is ongoing.
our equality targets                                                                         in reviewing progress against equality
                                              Developmen                                                                                            took place in July 2007.
                                                                                                      objectives and targets
                                                    t
                                              Performanc
                                                                                              Requirement of level 4 of the Equality    This review began in July 2007 and it is                 This was comleted in September 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                        K                                                   J
Report on the implementation of the pay          e and       To keep up-to-date with
                                                Service                                   Standard (Report on the implementation of the      expected to be completed by                          A report will go to SMG in November
review recommendations                                        the recommendations
                                              Developmen                                         pay review recommendations)                       December 2007.                                                   2007.
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          Appendix A - Equality Targets




                                                  Service                                                                                                                                    On/off                                                On/off
                 Measures                                            Outcome                          Commentary                                         First quarter results                                Second quarter results
                                                     Area                                                                                                                                     track                                                 track
                                                 Performanc        To provide a
Continue to update the Community Equality                                                SMDC should be a facilitator for all local
                                                                                                                                                                                             K                                                     K
                                                    e and    comprehensive guide for
Page so links are there for all aspects of the     Service                            groups so that people can access local groups                         This is ongoing.                                      This is ongoing.
                                                            groups and establishments
community                                        Developmen                                               easily
                                                                 in the Moorlands
                                                       t
Promote accessibility to the service provision
                                                                                                                                                 The straplines have not been put on
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                    To ensure that the Council         Accessibility to all Council documents is
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                                  Property
                                                  Services
                                                                 provides services to
                                                                      everybody
                                                                                              essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                      to all
                                                                                                                                                any public forms this quarter, but it will
                                                                                                                                                be added onto all forms from the next
                                                                                                                                                                quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                             L         The straplines have not been added
                                                                                                                                                                                                        onto the public documents as yet.          L
gathered
                                                                                              We have a legal as well as moral responsibility                                                           No requests have been received to
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to
all situations I.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                                  Property
                                                  Services
                                                              To ensure accessibility for
                                                                         all
                                                                                                to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                               adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                               equal access
                                                                                                                                                 No-one has requested anything in a
                                                                                                                                                          different format.                  K           have information in any different
                                                                                                                                                                                                      formats. But if they did, we would know
                                                                                                                                                                                                             what processes to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue                       To ensure all relevant         Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for        The Implications Templates are filled                 This will be carried out for all future

                                                                                                                                                                                             K                                                     K
to be completed and checked to ensure all         Property     policies/plans/procedures      review of service and employment monitoring         in. No Impact Needs Assessments                       reports and all outstanding Impact
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to         Services        have impact needs              reports by designated consultation and         have been carried out this quarter, but               Needs Assessments will be completed
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is                            assessments carried out                       scrutiny groups)                    this will be looked into next quarter.                        by the third quarter.
requiredall procurement opportunities are
Ensure
                                                                     To ensure our              To ensure all local businesses are made
advertised in line with the Council's
Procurement Procedure Rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                  Property
                                                  Services
                                                              procurement requirements
                                                                are correctly adhered to
                                                                                               aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                               Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                The procurement rules are followed for
                                                                                                                                                            all tenders.                     J        No tenders have been carried out this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    quarter.                       K
                                                                                                                                                                                                      A decision on the Birchall project will be
                                                                                                                                                Currently stands at 98%. 100% will be
Ensure 100% compliance with the DDA
                                                  Property
                                                  Services
                                                              We have a legal and moral
                                                              responsibility to ensure this
                                                                                                    Continue with work already started           achieved with the completion of the
                                                                                                                                                            Birchall project.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K             made in the third quarter for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      eventual decision of the project, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                      will lead to the completion of the target.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K
Promote accessibility to the service provision
by ensuring the relevant straplines appear                 To ensure that the Council            Accessibility to all Council documents is       No public forms have been sent out
on public forms and employees are aware of
alternative options for information to be
                                               Regeneratio
                                                n Services
                                                              provides services to
                                                                   everybody
                                                                                              essential to ensuring correct service provision
                                                                                                                      to all
                                                                                                                                                   this quarter. But if they are, the
                                                                                                                                                  relevant strapline will be included.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K         The relevant strapline appears on all
                                                                                                                                                                                                          recently produced documents.             J
gathered
                                                                                              We have a legal as well as moral responsibility
Ensure reasonable adjustment is provided to                                                                                                        All employees are aware of the                         All employees are aware of the
all situations i.e. through offering Braille,
Language Line etc, where appropriate
                                              Regeneratio To ensure accessibility for
                                               n Services            all
                                                                                                to ensure that we provide any reasonable
                                                                                               adjustment to enable all customers to have
                                                                                                               equal access
                                                                                                                                                  procedures, but no requests have
                                                                                                                                                      been received this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K        procedures, but no requests have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                               received this quarter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K
Ensure the Implications Templates continue
                                                               To ensure all relevant           Requirement of level 4 (Set up system for                                                             Implication Templates will be completed
to be completed and checked to ensure all                                                                                                          An Impact Needs Assessment is
policies/plans/procedures are assessed to
see if an Impact Needs Assessment is
                                                 Regeneratio policies/plans/procedures
                                                  n Services    have impact needs
                                                              assessments carried out
                                                                                              review of service and employment monitoring
                                                                                                 reports by designated consultation and
                                                                                                              scrutiny groups)
                                                                                                                                                   currently being carried out on the
                                                                                                                                                         Cornhill Devlopment.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K          on all future reports. Impact Needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Assessments will be completed where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K
required
Ensure all procurement opportunities are
                                                                    To ensure our               To ensure all local businesses are made          No formal tendering has taken place
advertised in line with the Council's
procurement Procedure rules to ensure a
relevant range of businesses are alerted
                                                 Regeneratio
                                                  n Services
                                                             procurement requirements
                                                               are correctly adhered to
                                                                                               aware of any potential tender opportunities.
                                                                                               Also to ensure the Council's PPR's are met
                                                                                                                                                this quarter, but when it is, the relevant
                                                                                                                                                      procedures will be followed.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K           The PPR's were followed for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              tenders this quarter.                J
                                                              To ensure all members of
                                                                                                                                             There have been no formal
Monitor the responses to consultation of the
Council's Local Development Framework
                                                 Regeneratio the community are enabled
                                                  n Services      to contribute to the
                                                               development of the local
                                                                                            Need to attract people from minority
                                                                                        communities to expand the diversity of the area
                                                                                                                                        consultations this quarter. This process
                                                                                                                                                will start in September.
                                                                                                                                                                                             K          This will take place during the third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       quarter.                    K
                                                               development framework
        Appendix A - Equality Targets




                                    Service                                                                                                                            On/off                                          On/off
             Measures                                    Outcome                             Commentary                               First quarter results                          Second quarter results
                                     Area                                                                                                                               track                                           track
                                                 This will ensure all our                                                      SMDC has become members of the
                                                                                 This will ensure all our activities are
Become members of the Chamber of
Commerce
                                   Regeneratio activities are automatically
                                    n Services   advertised to relevant
                                                        businesses
                                                                              automatically advertised to all the relevant
                                                                                              businesses
                                                                                                                             Chamber and are working on ensuring
                                                                                                                             all procurment opportunities go through
                                                                                                                                              them.
                                                                                                                                                                       J        This has been completed in the first
                                                                                                                                                                                             quarter.                  J

								
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