Appendix A Environment Overview Group Reviewed Corporate Equality and Diversity Action Plan Oct 06
CORPORATE PRIORITIES/ SERVICE UNIT ACTIONSAction / Equality
Issue / Task/Improvement / Progress to date/
Outstanding issues / Future Action / BVPIs/ New
Target / Led by / Complete/
Leadership / All / Champion leadership on equalities to ensure BoP’s priorities, our partnerships and community role addresses the needs of Poole residents / BV2a/ BV2b / Ongoing
Access to Services / All / Integrate equalities into service design & business planning to ensure that BoP meets the needs of local communities / Incorporated into SU Business Plan. Action plan reviewed quarterly / Ensure that Equality and Diversity is considered as part of existing and new work. Achieving Level 3 is an objective for next year’s plan. / Environ-mental Consumer Protection
Need to consult with special needs schools where new or upgraded play areas are to be provided in their locality / Leisure Services
All / Improve accessibility of service information & organise meetings/ events that consider the needs of all / All officers have been made aware of Language Line and the Bournemouth Interpreters Club. / Awareness of issues required for meetings / ECPS
Review of web pages to be undertaken / Leisure
All / Better co-ordinate & share information on local support to equalities issues / BV2a/ BV2b / SUHs / Apr 07
Dis. / Undertake access audits & review resource implications for key Council sites / Assistance provided to the public has been reviewed at Nuffield Household Waste Recycling Centre / BV2a/ BV2b / ECPS / Mar 07
Race / Review and develop a co-ordinated Gypsy & Traveller policy / BV2a/ BV2b / SUHs / Ap 07
People & skills / All / Workforce planning and Joint Agency Children’s workforce planning to identify recruitment needs and gaps and to reflect equalities agenda / Actively seeking to recruit female staff for Waste Operations. / ECPS
Gender / Undertake Job Evaluation & Equal Pay Audits / Completion of Job Evaluation questionnaires required – October 2006 / ECPS
Forms completed June 06 / Leisure
All / Extend personnel & training monitoring / BV11a-c
BV17 / P&T / Mar 06
All / All employees & Members to undertake appropriate equality training within a year of permanent appointment to a role & receive appropriate updates / Bespoke training provided for Waste Operations / Further training to be arranged for new staff in Waste Operations. Office staff to sign up for e-learning. / ECPS
All staff trained in 2006 / Leisure
Complaints / All / Report incidents of harassment/ discrimination against employees, service delivery & in the community / Procedures ensure that all incidents known are reported correctly. Staff have been trained to ensure that they understand and recognise incidents. / Ongoing training / ECPS
Trial at the beach from August 2006. Will feed back information / During 2007 will rolling out to other areas of Unit. / Leisure
All / Support individuals through such incidents / BV174
BV175 / SUHs / Ongoing
Monitoring / All / Improve the scrutiny & monitoring of services, contracts, equalities action plans to be able to monitor & review progress, & identify priority actions / Contractor’s Equality Policies reviewed at the tender stage of a proposed contract. All contracts refer to need for equality standards to be maintained throughout the period of the contract. / All of our contracts allow us to audit any policies and paperwork of our Contractors. Contracts will need to be monitored to ensure compliance. / ECPS
Leisure centres contracted out to SLM / Ongoing monitoring required in SLM contract / Leisure
Communication / All / Improve corporate equalities information on internet & intranet / Comms/CPT / Apr 2006
All / Promote equalities stories in all forms of communications / Leisure Services are proactive about PR and will look to incorporate equality issues. / Leisure / Ongoing
CLEAN, GREEN AND SAFE
Access to Services / R / Consult on Gypsy & Traveller transit site provision / Ongoing discussion with Corporate Review team / ECPS / Sept 06
F, R / Review public burial procedures / Amendments to the QA system are being undertaken / Will be reviewed at next audit / Sept 06
Monitoring / D / Annual service report to incl. disability/equalities / Mar 06/07
STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Access to services / F, R / Consult on review of bereavement services / Will be undertaken / Leisure / Apr 06/07
All / Open Spaces Strategy to be reviewed, including to identify DDA improvements for new & existing open spaces / Open Spaces Strategy reviewed in 04. To be reviewed again in 09 / Specific new works will include DDA considerations / Dec 06/07
R / Review the Gypsy & Traveller policy / To be involved in future Corporate / Sep 06/07
D / Audit cemeteries for accessibility & improve accessibility to reception/Chapel / Jointly with Property Services within the Corporate DDA plan / Apr 06/07
Monitoring / All / Review beach activities & Physical Activity Recreation Strategy based on monitoring data / Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) in Rossmore Leisure Centre
Access to Leisure now includes Learning
Football Initiative with people with learning disabilities continues in Canford Heath
Silver Swims for older people take place at Rossmore and Dolphin Centres
DDA training for Leisure Centre staff undertaken in Dec 06
Multi-Agency Partnership taking forward 10 objectives for Poole Leisure Strategy for disabled children and young people / All SLM refurbishments will be IFI complaint
Develop a more co-ordinated approach to leisure services for disabled adults by Nov 2007 / Sep 06/07
AbbreviationsASSC / Adult Social Service Commissioning
BoP / Borough of Poole / Key for writing
BME / Black and minority ethnic / Leisure Services
CHAD / Child Health and Disability / ECPS
Comms / Communications
Consult / Consultations
DDA / Disability Discrimination Act
DEED / Development Education in Dorset
Dorset REC / Dorset Race Equality Council
ES / Equality Standard
EQIAs / Equality Impact Assessments
HCS / Housing & Community Services
H&S / Health and Safety
LA / Local Authority
LAA / Local Area Agreement
LTP / Local Transport Plan
MDWG / Managing Diversity Working Group
METAS / Minority Ethnic Achievement Service
PANDA / Pupil Annual Data Analysis
PAGHRI / Poole Action Group Against Racist & Homophobic Incidents
PSTP / Poole Safe Together Partnership
RES / Race Equality Scheme
Recruit / Recruitment
RR(A)A 2000 / Race Relations Amendment Act 2000
SD / Service Delivery
SUs / Service Units
SUMT / Service Unit Management Team
TPSG / Teenage Pregnancy Strategy Group
UASC / Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
BVPIs / Indicator
BV2a / The level (if any) of the Equality Standard for Local Government to which the authority conforms (amended from 2002/03)
BV2b / The duty to promote race equality - percentage score against the RES check list (new from 2003/04)
BV11a / The percentage of top 5% of earners that are women (amended from 2002/03).
BV11b / The percentage of top 5% of earners from black and minority ethnic communities (new from 2002/03).
BV11c / The percentage of top 5% of earners that have a disability (new as of 2005/06).
BV16a / The percentage of local authority employees declaring that they meet the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 disability definition compared with the percentage of economically active disabled people in the authority area.
BV16b / Percentage of economically disabled people in the authority area
BV16x / The percentage of disabled staff employed in proportion to the economically active disabled population in the locality.
BV17a / The percentage of local authority employees from minority ethnic communities compared with the percentage of the economically active minority ethnic community population in the authority area.
BV17b / Percentage of economically active ethnic people in the authority area
BV17x / Percentage of minority ethnic staff employed in proportion to the economically active minority ethnic population in the locality.
BV156 / The percentage of authority buildings open to the public in which all public areas are suitable for and accessible to disabled people.
BV164 / Does the authority follow the Commission for Racial Equality`s code of practice in rented housing and follow the Good Practice Standards for social landlords on tackling harassment included in the Code of Practice for Social Landlords: Tackling Racial Harassment?
BV174 / The number of racial incidents recorded by the authority per 100,000 population.
BV175 / The percentage of racial incidents that resulted in further action.
Actions were taken from SUs Equality Impact Assessment registers so please refer to these if needs be. Available on Loop Equalities page
Most actions on this page contribute to the achievement of Level 2 of the Equality Standard BV2a
The current review of the Pan-Dorset racist and homophobic incidents will extend reporting to all the equalities strands. SUs should follow the current Racist Incident Protocol & Dignity at Work procedure until BoP’s policy is reviewed.