Bracknell Forest Council Equality Scheme 2012-2016
Decision maker: Executive
Decision type: Executive - Key Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the Council's equality objectives for 2012-16.
i. That the Council’s Equality Scheme 2012-16 be approved for publication.
ii. That the action plan being developed as an integral part of the Council’s service planning process for 2012-13 be endorsed and brought back to the Executive for approval in May 2012
Reasons for the decision:
- Schedule 1 and 2 of The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 requires that the Council must:
· Prepare and publish equality objectives by 6 April 2012, and at least every four years thereafter.
· Ensure that those objectives are specific and measurable.
- Publish those objectives in such a manner that they are accessible to the public.
Alternative options considered:
None. The approach the Council is taking to develop its equality scheme is in line with the Equality and Human Right Commission’s guidance published in December 2011 on developing equality objectives.
Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Within existing budget.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Corporate Services.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Meetings with interested parties.
Overview and Scrutiny
Bracknell Forest Partnership Board and Thematic Partnerships
Parish and Town Councils
Voluntary, Community and Faith Groups
Bracknell Forest Council Staff
Bracknell Forest Residents
Contact: Abby Thomas, Principal Policy Officer Email: email@example.com Tel: 01344 353307.
Report author: Abby Thomas
Publication date: 20/03/2012
Date of decision: 20/03/2012
Decided at meeting: 20/03/2012 - Executive
Effective from: 29/03/2012