KCC is required to set Equality Objectives that are specific and measurable and which will enable the Council to show progress on equality. They must be consistent with the Equality Act. This duty came into force on 6 April 2012.
KCC’s equality objectives have been developed drawing on the council’s current priorities and taking into account known areas of national concern in relation to equality. A 12-week consultation on the equality objectives ended on 31 July 2012 and in order to mitigate any risk, KCC’s previous equality strategy has been carried over until the decision is made.
The Cabinet is asked to take the decision to adopt the proposed equality objectives as part of its Public Sector Equality Duty (‘The Duty’ Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010).
How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:
Public authorities are legally obliged to promote equality of opportunity and eliminate discrimination for service users and staff.
Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision
Decision type: Key
Decision status: For Determination
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/12/2014
Decision due: 17 Sep 2012 by Cabinet
Department: Customer & Communities Directorate
Contact: Steve Charman, Head of Consultation and Engagement Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 03000 415937.
Decision delayed due to restructure of Equality & Diversity Team and to allow proper consultation with KCC staff and stakeholders on the proposed objectives.
Aims and level(s) of consultation :
Level : Medium
Key consultee groups :
KCC employees and stakeholders
Start and finish dates of consultation.
May – July 2012.
Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.
Included in decision report.
Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment
Informing Only (Who and when)
Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting
Policy & Resource Cabinet Committee on 11.7.2012.
Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?
Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members? Yes.
Financial implications: Steve Charman Tel : 01622 694008 Email : email@example.com
Legal implications: 11/01810
Equalities implications: The Equality Objectives are part of KCC’s Public Sector Equality Duty.