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                 Function/Serv Relevance                                            Contact
Area             ice/Policy    rating             Original Comments                 Name

               Complaints/Co                      Review of procedure scheduled
               mpliments                          for 2004/05 following introduction
Corporate Dept procedure     Medium               of on-line systems                 Fred Bloggs
               Publicity
               Strategy      Medium                                                Freda Bloggs
                                                  Review to take place in 04/05 to
                 Community                        co-incide with the review of the
                 Communicatio                     Community participation and
Consultation     n Strategy    High               engagement Contract              Freda Bloggs
                 Office
Facilities       Refurbishment High                                                 Fred Bloggs
                 Rights of Way High                                                 Fred Bloggs




NB All above information is entirely fictitious

Criteria Used:

Do we have any monitoring data about this policy to identify how minority groups are affected by it?
Do we know the views of disabled people about this policy?
Does this policy directly affect disabled people and could this effect be disporportionate?
Does or could this policy indirectly affect disabled people and could this effect be disproportionate?
Does this policy rely on effective communications with employees or the public?
Does this policy rely on effective physical access for employees or the public?
Does it link to HCC Challenges?
Does it link to work we are already doing, eg JAR/CPA Preparation?
Is this a requirement of Law/National Guidance/Inspection?
Is there significant media interest in this area?

The Higher the score, the higher the priority.
                                                              Next
                      Contact   Key findings from Resulting   Review   Other
                      Number    Assessment        actions     Due      Comments




oups are affected by it?


ct be disproportionate?
                                              Equality Scheme Review Template - Children, Schools and Families




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                                              Relevance                         Contact      Contact   Key findings from   Resulting
Area             Function/Service/Policy      rating      Original Comments     Name         Number    Assessment          actions
CSF Human        Departmental and Schools
resources        Personnel Service            Low




Conciliation and Managing appeals (schools
Appeals          transfer and exclusions)     Medium
                 Complaints procedure         High
                 Parent partnership service   Medium

                Communicating with internal
Communications and external audiences         High
Human           Staff learning and
resources       development                   Medium
                Staff performance
                management                    Medium
                CSF office procedures         Low?
Youth Offending Prevention of offending by
Teams           children and young people     Low?
                Equalities planning (This
                also covers the three HCC
                Race Equalities priority
Service Quality areas)                        Low?
                Unit planning processes       Low?
                CSF quality strategy and
                systems                       Low?




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                   Publishing staff procedures
                   and leaflets about CSF
                   services                       High
                   CSF planning processes         Low?
                   Managing political
                   processes                      Low?
                   Development of CSF call
                   centre and website             Medium
                   Targeted provision for young
Youth service      people                         Low?
Young People
and Transition     Voluntary Sector Strategy      Low?
                   Family Learning                Low?
                   Young Carers strategy          Medium
                   Complementary and
                   Supplementary Schools          Low?
                   Preventative Strategies        Low?

                   Out of school hours learning Low?

Early Years and    Early Years Development
Intervention       and Childcare Strategic Plan   Low?
                   Herts Quality Standards(for
                   early years service
                   provision)                     Low?
                   Multi - agency partnerships    Low?
                   Hertfordshire early years
                   training directory             Low?
                   Child Protection (including
                   Inter - agency child
Child Protection   protection procedures)         Medium
                   Adoption and Fostering
                   service
Looked after       (including family assessment
Children           unit)                          medium?




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                 Residential child care
                 service                       medium
                 Managing out - county
                 placements                    Low?
                 Review of 'Good Guide To
                 Child Care Practice'          medium
                 Education support to Looked
                 after Children and Care
                 Leavers                       medium

Assessment and SEN assessment
Review Team     procedures and tribunals       High
                Primary admissions,
Education       secondary transfer and pupil
Access          exclusions strategy            Medium
                Home to school transport       High
Student Support Awards and benefits            Low?
Planning –
Property        Health and safety policies     medium
                School and service property
                strategy                       Low?
Planning –      Managing and planning the
Schools Places provision of education          Low?
                Managing, Planning and
Planning –      Commissioning services
Commissioning from external providers          Low?
                Raising standards in schools
School          of management, teaching
Development     and learning                   medium
                Ensuring high quality early
                years training and provision   Low?

                 Support of governing bodies Low?
                 Improving Quality of SEN
                 provision                   medium




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Teaching and     Advice, consultancy and
Learning         training programme              Low?
                 Supporting curriculum and
                 assessment quality in
                 schools                         medium
                 Policy and Support for
                 dealing with racial
MECSS            harassment in schools           medium?
                 Support for raising
                 achievement of ethnic
                 minority pupils (including
                 travellers)                     medium
                 Support for School policies
                 and practice on diversity and
                 race issues                     High

Herts Music      Music Education programme
Service          to Schools and communities Low?
                 Co-ordinated Arts Strategy
                 for HCC                    Low?
Curriculum
Resources,
Finance and      Recruitment and Retention
Business IT      of Teachers                     Low?
                 Training, Conferences and
                 professional development of
                 staff                           Low?
                 HCC outdoors
                 environmental centres           medium?
                 Local youth
                 provision,(including youth
Local Services – programmes and Young
Quadrants        citizens project)               medium?
                 Referrals and assessments
                 of need                         high




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                  Provision for Children and
                  Young people in need            High
                  Supporting families in need     High
                  Support of families with
                  children with disabilities      High
                  Support and develop
                  community provision
                  (childminders, school play
                  groups)                         Medium
                  Assess pupils and support
                  schools making provision for
                  pupils with Special
                  education needs                 High
                  Support attendance at
                  school and pupils out of
                  school                          High
                  Support of pupils who are at
                  home or in hospital due to
                  illness                         high
                  Provision of Financial advice
                  to department and elected
Central Finance   members                         Low?

                  Providing management
Management        information to support
Information       decision making across CSF Low?
                  Support schools with
                  effective ICT              Low?
                  Best Value Guidance for
                  Schools                    Low?

Schools Funding Financial support to Schools Low?
                Technical support, advice
                and training for management
Schools IT      Information systems in
Systems Support Schools                      Low?




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                Facilitate data flow between
                schools, the Local Education
                Authority and Department
                for Education and Skills     Low?
                Stock of books and other
Libraries       materials                    High

                Availability of books and
                other materials in community
                languages/formats               High
                Customer Care Standards
                and CI Complaints
                procedures                      High
                Public access to the Internet
                and other ICT services
                through libraries               High
                Service to primary schools
                to support learning (Schools
                Library Service)                Medium
                Access to information
                including reference material,
                leaflets etc                    High
                Language Line interpreting
                service                         Low

                Preservation and provision
                of archives and local studies
Archives and    materials for the study of
Local Studies   Hertfordshire                 Low?




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Next Review Other
Due         Comments




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                                                   Original                                                                                 Next
                                                   Relevanc Original          Contact     Contact     Key findings from                     Review
Area              Function/Service/Policy          e rating Comments          Name        Number      Assessment        Resulting actions   Due
Access to
Services and      Customer Service Centre
Initial Contact   Protocol                         High
                  Client Service Protocol          High
                  Guidelines to Assessment and
                  Care Management                  High
                  Eligibility Criteria             Medium
                  Policy Procedure in Continuing
                  Health Care                      High
Assessment        Guide to carers Assessment       High
                  Policy & procedures for
                  assessment and support to
                  asylum seekers.                  Medium
                  Guidance for assessments for
                  private tenants                  Low?
Care Planning
And Arranging Guide to assessment and care
Services      management (Section 7)               High
              Commissioning Strategy               Medium
              Monitoring of services and
              contracts                            Medium
              Continuing Care                      Medium
              Arranging and purchasing
              residential and nursing home
              care                                 High
              Guidance on joint funding of
              nursing home placements              Medium
              Community access procedure           High
Service       Contracts monitoring of services
Delivery And  purchased from independent
Monitoring    providers                            Low?
              Domestic and catering standard
              checklist                            Low?




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               Moving and handling protocols     Low?
               Health and safety policy and
               guidance                          Low?
               Having your Say Questionnaire
               (User Survey)                     High
Review And
Care
Plan/Service   Care programme approach           High
Involvement
And
Consultation   Access to records                 High
               Advocacy                          Medium
               Delivering Improvement
               Statements                        High
               Consultation Strategy             High
Overall
Departmental
Frameworks     Adult Care Services Strategy      High

               Quality Improvement Programme     Low?
               Complaints And Compliments        High
               Joint Improvement Services        Low?
               Implementation Plans – National
               Service Framework                 Low?
               Multi Agency Carers Strategy      Low?
               Better care Higher Standards
               Charter                           Medium
               Adults Protection                 High
Provision Of   Corporate and Departmental
Information    Information Strategy              Low?
               Translation and Interpretation
               Guidelines and Policy             Low?
               Producing Information Guide       High
Emergency
Services       Emergency Duty Team Protocol      Medium




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Other
Comments




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                               Original                                                                   Next
         Function/Service/Poli Relevance    Original    Contact    Contact    Key findings    Resulting   Review Other
Area     cy                    rating       Comments    Name       Number     from Assessment actions     Due    Comments




Fire &   Recruitment – full time
Rescue   and part time             Medium
         Holiday and other
         Leave                     low
         Harassment at Work        High
         Fire Safety – for the
         community and for
         businesses                High
         Press and media
         relations                 Medium




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                             Original     Original                                                                         Next
           Function/Service/ Relevance    Comment               Contact            Key findings from                       Review
Area       Policy            rating       s        Contact Name Number             Assessment          Resulting actions   Due
People and
Property   People Strategy       High

           Disciplinary Policy   Medium
           Grievance
           Procedure             Medium
           Harassment at
           Work Policy,
           including
           Volunteer
           Supporters            Medium
           Putting People
           First                 High
           Flexible working
           policy                Medium
           Performance
           Capability            Medium
           Probation             Medium


           Recruitment Policy
           – Getting it Right    Low
           Management
           Development
           Strategy              Low
           Performance
           Management
           Policy                Medium
           Employee
           Handbook              Medium

           Employment
           Policy                Medium




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             Leave Policy         Low
             Redundancy
             Policy               Low
             Exit Interviews      Medium
             Development
             Charter              Medium
             Recruitment and
             Selection Training   High
             Investors in
             People               Low
             Best Value
             Performance Plan
Chief        and BV Review
Executives   Guidance             Low
             Scrutiny Policy      Low
             Accessibility
             Standards            High
County       Coroner Service
Secretary    Charter              Low
             Register Office
             Charter              Medium
Hertfordshir
e Business Best Practice in
Services     Procurement          Medium
             Contract
             Regulations          Medium
             Catering for
             Schools              Low
             Meals on Wheels      Medium
             Corporate Asset
Hertfordshir Management
e Property Plans                  Low
             Property Guidance
             Manual               High




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            Emergency
            Planning
            Procedures            Medium
            Regulation of the
            market place,
            including
Trading     standards, illegal
Standards   selling etc           Medium

            Provision of advice
            and information for
            consumers and
            businesses            High
ICT and     Customer
Gateway     Services Centre
services    contract              High
            Provision of HCC
            services using ICT
            to public             High
            Implementing
            electronic
            government            High
            Herts Direct
            website               High




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Other
Comments




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                                                 Equalities Scheme Review Template - Environment




                                       Original                                                                                Next
               Function/Service/Poli   Relevance Original     Contact         Contact    Key findings from                     Review
Area           cy                      rating    Comments     Name            Number     Assessment          Resulting actions Due
               Local Transport Plan    High
               Waste Local Plan        Low
Economic and
Community
Development    Community Strategy      High




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Other Comments




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