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Consultation to amend the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to include Integration Joint Boards: EQIA

This Equality Impact Assessment evaluates the impacts of the policy aim to formalise the role of Integration Joint Boards in emergency planning by amending the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, ensuring their inclusion in groups considering planning for emergency scenarios.


Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

Having considered the data and evidence gathered, this section requires considers the potential impacts – negative and positive – that the policy might have on each of the protected characteristics. It is important to remember the duty is also a positive one – which we must explore whether the policy offers the opportunity to promote equality and/or foster good relations.

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their age?
Age Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider age equalities within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations among and between different age groups X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between different age groups.
Do you think that the policy impacts disabled people?
Disability Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider disability status equalities within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations among and between disabled and non-disabled people X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between disabled and non-disabled people.
Do you think that the policy impacts on men and women in different ways?
Sex Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider gender and inequality within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations between men and women X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between different genders.
Do you think that the policy impacts on women because of pregnancy and maternity?
Pregnancy and Maternity Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider pregnancy and maternity inequality and/or discrimination within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between pregnant women and other people.
Do you think your policy impacts on people proposing to undergo, undergoing, or who have undergone a process for the purpose of reassigning their sex? ( NB: the Equality Act 2010 uses the term 'transsexual people' but 'trans people' is more commonly used)
Gender reassignment Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider inequality or discrimination as a result of gender reassignment within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between transgender people and others.
Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their sexual orientation?
Sexual orientation Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider sexual orientation equalities within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between people of different sexual orientation.
Do you think the policy impacts on people on the grounds of their race?
Race Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider race inequalities or discrimination within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good race relations X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good race relations.
Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their religion or belief?
Religion or belief Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider inequality as a result of religion or belief within decision making and delivery of service.
Advancing equality of opportunity X The Integration Joint Boards have strong third sector and community partnership engagement and working. These relationships are instrumental in the planning and delivery of services and have played a key role in the planning of emergency services with the Chief Officers utilising these relationships and the information provided through them. This role can only be strengthened with the Integration Joint Boards formally holding a Category 1 status alongside the Health Boards and Local Authorities.
Promoting good relations X The Integration Joint Boards status as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is unlikely to impact on the promotion of good relations between people of religion and belief and others.
Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their marriage or civil partnership?
Marriage and Civil Partnership[2] Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X Although this will be the first time that Integration Joint Boards will be formal Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, they have been involved in emergency planning as part of their roles as directors within the Health Boards and Local Authorities. There is already a duty as Scottish public sector organisations to consider marital or civil partnership status equalities within decision making and delivery of service.

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