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CIA - Severe Weather Policy

Community Impact Assessment - Severe Weather Policy

Initial Assessment Form v1 2010

The initial assessment is a quick and easy screening process.

It should:

Service - Organisation Development
Title of Policy, Function Or Service - Severe Weather Policy
Type of Policy, Function Or Service - New/ Proposed, Changed

Q1 - What Is The Aim of Your Policy Or New Service?

This policy was originally drafted in 2007 but never formally approved however the principles were applied in the bad weather of 2009/10.

The policy is to give guidance to staff and managers of how to balance the needs of the service and the needs of employees when travel is disrupted in some way. The policy largely deals with bad weather but can be applied in any similar circumstance.

Q2 - Who Is The Policy Or Service Going To Benefit?

Ultimately the community we serve should benefit as the policy is one part of the Councils approach to business continuity and service delivery.

Employees and managers should also benefit as the policy is clear and straight forward.

Q3 - Thinking about each group below, does, or could the policy, project, service have a negative impact on members of the equality groups below?

GroupYesNoUnclear
Age No
Disability No
Race No
Gender No
Transgender No
Sexual orientation No
Religion or belief No
Relationships between groups

 

No
Other socially excluded groups

 

No

If The Answer Is Yes Or Unclear Consider Doing a Full CIA

Q4 - Does, or could, the policy, project or service help to promote equality for members of the equality groups?

GroupYesNoUnclear
Age
No
Disability
No
Race
No
Gender
No
Transgender
No
Sexual orientation
No
Religion or belief
No
Relationships between groups

 

No
Other socially excluded groups

 

No

If The Answer Is Yes Or Unclear Consider Doing a Full CIA

Q5 Have you undertaken any consultation on this policy, project or service?

Answer: Yes

If yes give details of who has been consulted (internally and externally) and a brief summary of any equality and diversity issues raised

With management team and formally with trade unions after impact assessment is complete.

Q6 - Do you have any feedback data from the equality groups that influences, affects or shapes this policy, project or service?

GroupYesNoUnclear
Age No
Disability No
Race No
Gender No
Transgender No
Sexual orientation No
Religion or belief No
Relationships between groups

 

No
Other socially excluded groups

 

No

If The Answer Is Yes Or Unclear Consider Doing a Full CIA

Q7 - Using the assessments in questions 3, 4 and 5 should a full assessment be carried out on this policy, project or service?

Answer: No

Q8 - How Have You Come To This Decision?

This policy is designed to provide a framework of how staff are expected to behave to all members of their community, including those in identified equality groups. It also takes into consideration any impact on staffs own equality issues.

The current form does not fully reflect the changes as a result of the Equality Act 2010. However I have reviewed the policy and this CIA and am content that there are no issues which would necessitate a full impact assessment (Chris Bryant, Community Cohesion and Equalities Officer)

Q9 - What Is You Priority For Doing The Full CIA?

You only need to answer this question if you answered yes to Q6.

Answer: The policy specifically refers to any groups that may be disadvantaged in the circumstances e.g. taking into consideration an employees physical restrictions to consider whether it is feasible to expect them to walk to work. The application of the policy is at management level but if an employee is unhappy with the managers decision they are referred to the grievance procedure.

Q10 - Who was involved in the CIA, and how?

Answer: Management, Trade Unions, Organisation Development

Name of Lead Officer: Rosalind Lacey
Signature: -
Date: 21/5/10
Contact Number: 01795 417391

Head of Service Endorsement: Dena Smart
Signature: D. Smart
Date: 21/5/10

CIA Approval

This Corporate Equality Group has approved this CIA: -
This Corporate Equality Group as approved this CIA in principle subject to further evidence being provided: -
Name of Lead Officer:
-
Signature:  -
Date: -
Contact Number: -

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