ARCHIVE: Race equality scheme action plan
Our revised action plan initially runs from January 2008 to December 2010. This will keep our timescales broadly in line with other public sector bodies. The action plan is based on evidence obtained from our engagement processes as well as legal and strategic drivers. It is designed, once fully implemented, to improve the experiences of men and women, whatever their origin or background.
Any additional costs of delivering our action plan will need to be fully worked out and built into our business plans over the next three years. We have identified those individuals within the Defra Network who will deliver the Scheme, it will be important for us to be able to show their progress and also make sure the plan is delivered in full.
The following tables are laid out in six sections, where we have set out:
- Objective – the actions, that is, what must be done
- Key Elements - the elements involved in taking forward each individual action
- Outcomes - an indication of the result we are seeking
- Performance/progress measures – an indication of the type of information that will be used to measure our progress
- Lead - where the responsibility for completing this work lies
- Target Date - when it must be done by
Because it is important to show the linkage between the Scheme and the Equality Standard for local government (ESlg), each individual element of the Plan contains a reference to one (or more) of the Standard’s sections, that is, Leadership, Service Delivery, Employment and Community Engagement.
Each element of the Action Plan has been assessed for the likely financial and resource implication to the Service. Many actions will not require additional funding but will require resource commitment to take actions forward both in terms of changes to our processes and also any related training delivery.
Page last modified: 4 August 2008
Page published: 4 August 2008