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CIA - SPA Framework for Swale 2012-17

Community Impact Assessment

The initial assessment is a quick and easy screening process. 
It  should:

Service - Economy and Community
Title of Policy, Function Or Service: A Sport and Physical Activity Framework 2012-17
Type of Policy, Function Or Service: New

Q1. What Are the Aims of Your Policy, Function or Service?

A framework for the Councils and its partners to give the strategic lead and direction for sport and physical activity (SPA) services and activities.

The aim is to address the low levels of activity and health inequalities in Swale by motivating people to live more active lives and encourage regular and sustained participation in SPA.

Q2. Who Is Going To Benefit From This Policy, Function Or Service and How?

Residents, sports clubs, voluntary and community sector organisations, schools by:

Q3. Thinking about each of the groups below, does, or could the policy, function, or service have a negative impact on people who possess the protected characteristics below?

Group Yes No Unclear
Age   Yes  
Disability   Yes  
Race   Yes  
Sex   Yes  
Sexual Orientation   Yes  
Religion or Belief   Yes  
Gender Reassignment   Yes  
Marriage and Civil Partnerships   Yes  
Pregnancy and Maternity   Yes  
Relationships between Groups   Yes  
Other Socially Excluded Groups   Yes  

Q4. Does, or could, the policy, project or service help to promote equality for on people who possess the protected characteristics?

Group Yes No Unclear
Age Yes    
Disability Yes    
Race Yes     
Sex Yes    
Sexual Orientation      Yes
Religion or Belief      Yes
Gender Reassignment      Yes
Marriage and Civil Partnerships      Yes
Pregnancy and Maternity      Yes
Relationships between Groups Yes    
Other Socially Excluded Groups Yes    

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

Yes - To develop the SPAFS we asked residents, staff, schools, local community organisations, public sector bodies, businesses, leisure centres and sports clubs about their needs and participation habits. Key stakeholders and Councillors were also interviewed. This was the largest information gathering exercise of its type in the borough and we had an overwhelmingly positive response with 608 people, 107 organisations and 11 schools providing information. This has ensured that the priorities are based on need and aspirations and rooted in local relevance.

The draft SPAFS was sent out to all those asked to complete the information gathering exercise and consulted widely. We consulted for 8 weeks not 12 given the wide 3 week consultation that was undertaken as part of developing the draft.

Wider data and research from Swale Health Profile 2011 and Sports Profile 2010 have also been used that breakdown participation in SPA to groups with protected characteristics.

Q6. Do you have any feedback data from people with any of the protected characteristics that influences, affects or shapes this policy, function or service?

Group Yes No Unclear
Age Yes    
Disability Yes    
Race Yes    
Sex Yes   Yes - Not identifiable from consultation. 
Sexual Orientation     Yes - Not identifiable from consultation.
Religion or Belief     Yes - Not identifiable from consultation.
Gender Reassignment     Yes - Not identifiable from consultation.
Marriage and Civil Partnerships     Yes - Not identifiable from consultation.
Pregnancy and Maternity     Yes - Not identifiable from consultation.
Relationships between Groups     Yes - Not identifiable from consultation.
Other Socially Excluded Groups Yes    

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

No.

Q8. How Have You Come To This Decision?

The SPAFS targets the needs of the main groups with protected characteristics “ age, gender, disability, ethnicity through its priorities. The Framework will ensure that all have access to SPA.

Other initial CIAs will be completed when SBC draws up its part of the service plan/action plan for the delivery stage, as the target sports that we will be focusing on may mean changes in funding priorities which reduce funding to a protected characteristic.

Q9. What Is You Priority For Doing The Full CIA? - Not applicable as answered no to question 7.

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

Emma Wiggins, Head Of Economy and Community Services
Date: 1.6.2012

CIA Group Approval:

The Community Impact Assessment Group has approved this CIA
Name of Officer: David Clifford
Date: 14.6.12

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