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 5 - Authorisation of EQIA

Please confirm that:

  • This Equality Impact Assessment has informed the development of this policy:

Yes No

  • Opportunities to promote equality in respect of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation have been considered, i.e.:
  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation;
  • Removing or minimising any barriers and/or disadvantages;
  • Taking steps which assist with promoting equality and meeting people's different needs;
  • Encouraging participation (e.g. in public life)
  • Fostering good relations, tackling prejudice and promoting understanding.

Yes No

  • If the Marriage and Civil Partnership protected characteristic applies to this policy, the Equality Impact Assessment has also assessed against the duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation in respect of this protected characteristic:

Yes No Not applicable


I am satisfied with the equality impact assessment that has been undertaken for Inclusion of Integration Joint Boards as Category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and give my authorisation for the results of this assessment to be published on the Scottish Government's website.

Name: Iain MacAllister

Position: Deputy Director: Governance, Evidence and Finance Division

Authorisation date: 23/12/2020



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