Best Practice Examples – Summary
These are some of the best cases of good practice which we and our clients are happy to share.
If you would like any further information or support in implementing these ideas in your own business please contact us directly. See the example of Bath & North-East Somerset Council below.
- Equality Monitoring Form: We have compiled a short equality monitoring form that is Equality Act 2010 compliant (i.e. it covers the protected characteristics). It is a sample which you can use to cut and paste, adjust, to meet the needs of your own company. Note: that the gender identity question should only be asked if those you’re asking really understand (e.g. through training) what it is you’re asking! See our Sample Short Staff Profile Questionnaire – Equality Act Compliant NB: We will shortly be posting a much more comprehensive form that will be suitable for collecting more detailed customer/service user information.
- Public Sector Equality Duty: The EHRC have published new guidance (2012) on the Public Sector Equality Duty; Equality Analysis, Information, Engagement and Objective Setting. Here we have produced a combined précis of that guidance (using mainly EHRC text) suitable for use with those managers who would need to be aware of the implications of the Duty but don’t have time to plough through all the advice. Public Sector Equality Duty: Equality Analysis, Information, Objectives & Engagement
- Lesbian Gay & Bi-sexual Positive Practice Checklist: Research suggests that something in the region of 10% of the population may be Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB). How can you ensure that your organisation gains from the talent and custom of this tenth of the population, and does not support discrimination against them? See our LGB Positve Practice Checklist
- Equality Analysis (EIA) Template: In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty we are offering a simple template which you can adapt to carry out your own equality analysis – previously called Equality Impact Assessments. This version updated December 2011. See our Equality Analysis Template 2012
- Belief: In the Equality Act 2010 one of the protected characteristics is religion and belief, whilst religion has its normal meaning, belief is more open to interpretation, in this article we explain simply what belief means in terms of the criteria recent tribunals have applied to it, we also include a case study. Read our Belief article
- One of our current clients are Bath and North-East Somerset Council (B&NES). As part of our management training we display a number of case study boards highlighting where action has been taken as a consequence of doing Equality Impact Assessments, read them…