Equality Policy Amendment impact assessment

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Dear Cambridge City Council,

I write to you to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for disclosure of all Impaft Assessments made by Cambridge City Council relating to the proposed amendment to the Council's Equality Policy. Can you also please confirm whether Councillors and/or Officers have met with Specialist groups, charities and business, Community groups, charities and business, in regards to the changes, if so please disclose which groups and when.

Yours faithfully,

Aimee Challenor
Equalities Campaigner

Cambridge City Council

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Dear Aimee Challenor ,

RFI: 3852   (CCC) Equalities and Diversity Policy

Thank you for your request for information. Your request below will be
forwarded to the appropriate department to answer.

I write to you to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for
disclosure of all Impaft Assessments made by Cambridge City Council
relating to the proposed amendment to the Council's Equality Policy. Can
you also please confirm whether Councillors and/or Officers have met with
Specialist groups, charities and business, Community groups, charities and
business, in regards to the changes, if so please disclose which groups
and when.

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible and within 20
working days. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

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Dear Aimee Challenor ,

Re: Request for Information (RFI: 3852)  (CCC) Equalities and Diversity Policy

I write to you to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for disclosure of all Impaft Assessments made by
Cambridge City Council relating to the proposed amendment to the Council's Equality Policy. Can you also please confirm
whether Councillors and/or Officers have met with Specialist groups, charities and business, Community groups, charities and
business, in regards to the changes, if so please disclose which groups and when.

Thank you for your request for information above, which we have dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

I hope the following will answer your query:

Please find attached the impact assessment that we have carried out so far. This Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) shall be
updated following consultation that is currently taking place on the impacts of changes to our Comprehensive Equalities and
Diversity Policy. In the action plan section of the EqIA we will identify means of mitigating any negative impacts
identified related to the Policy that have been identified through the consultation. The deadline for the public
consultation is 12^th November and people can provide feedback through following this link:
[1]https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultatio....

 

At the same time as undertaking the public consultation, we have asked organisations that we consulted with on our Single
Equality Scheme 2018 to 2021 (in June 2018) if they would like to provide feedback on impacts of the changes to the
Comprehensive Equalities and Diversity Policy. (The Single Equality Scheme is based on our Comprehensive Equalities and
Diversity Policy and sets out our priorities for tackling discrimination and promoting equality over a three year period.)

Please see below a full list of the organisations that were contacted by the authority on 15^th October 2018:

* The Alzheimer’s Society
* Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum
* Cambridge Rape Crisis
* Cambridge Women’s Aid
* Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre
* Campaign to End Loneliness
* Centre 33
* Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise
* Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind
* Disability Cambridgeshire
* The Encompass Network
* Lifecraft
* The Kite Trust
* Faith groups that engaged in our consultation on the Single Equality Scheme 2018 to 2021, included Abu Bakr Jamia
Mosque, Barnwell Baptist Church, Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue, C3 Church, St John the Evangelist Church, St Lawrence’s
Roman Catholic Church, St Philip’s Church, and Wesley Methodist Church
* Public sector partners included Cambridgeshire County Council, NHS Foundations Trust and South Cambridgeshire District
Council

 

We have also met with the Encompass Network on 12^th October in order to plan how we will sign up to Safer Spaces, which is
a project aimed at businesses and service providers to help ensure they are welcoming, inclusive and safe for LGBT people.
For more information on Safer Spaces, please see: [2]http://encompassnetwork.org.uk/saferspaces.

We aim to provide a quality service to you and hope that you are satisfied with this response, however if you have any
questions please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Telephone: 01954 713318 & 01480 388850
Email:
For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]
For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]
For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

We aim to provide a high quality service to you and hope that you are satisfied with this response. If you have any further
questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Telephone: 01954 713318 & 01480 388850

Email:

For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]

For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]

For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the FOI Act or EIR
Regulations are not being met by us, please let us know in the first
instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your complaint to
the Information Governance Manager who will undertake an Internal Review
of your case. Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.
Further to this you have the subsequent option to contact the Information
Commissioner's Office.

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