Equality means everyone has the right to be treated fairly and have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Promoting equality is one of the North Ayrshire Council's core values. The principles of equality and fairness are central to all of our activities.
North Ayrshire Council Equality Outcomes
Public sector organisations set Equality Outcomes once every 4 years.
North Ayrshire Council, along with public sector partners, consulted on revised Equality Outcomes during 2016.
This section contains the report on the shared Equality Outcomes and actions specific to the Council. Information is attached on the consultation process.
Equality and Children's Rights Impact Assessment (ECRIA)
Following a decision by the North Ayrshire Council Cabinet, we have now adopted a Children's Rights Impact Assessment process.
This has been integrated into the Equality Impact Assessment process, and can be found in the tools below. New or adapted policies and procedures should be impact assessed using these tools.
North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership equality outcomes
North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to ensuring that all individuals and communities in North Ayrshire are treated fairly and have the opportunity to thrive and fulfil their potential.
Our Equality Outcomes Report 2016-2019 (PDF, 634kb) outlines how these outcomes are translated into reality.
Equal pay statement
Our Equal Pay Policy Statement (PDF, 194kb) outlines how we'll ensure that pay and conditions of employment do not discriminate unlawfully and are free from bias.
Mainstreaming equalities and equality outcomes progress
Our Mainstreaming Equality report (PDF, 987kb), and Equality Outcomes report (PDF, 385kb) outline the progress we have made in mainstreaming equality within North Ayrshire and North Ayrshire Education Authority. The reports contain progress made on meeting the North Ayrshire Equality Outcomes.
The Council's Licensing Board is required to publish a separate report (PDF, 151kb) outlining the progress the Board has made in mainstreaming equality and meeting the Board's own equality outcomes.
Corporate Equality Group: driving equality forward
The council's Corporate Equality Group is responsible for directing, supporting and reviewing the arrangements for:
- promoting equality
- tackling discrimination
- fostering good relations.
Equality subgroups from; Education & Skills, Corporate Services, Finance & Infrastructure and the Health and Social Care Partnership, report to the Corporate Equality Group.
The Corporate Equality Group provides support to council services in completing Equality Impact Assessments.
Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)
North Ayrshire Council uses the Equality Impact Assessment toolkit (PDF, 178kb) and Equality Impact Assessment form (PDF, 179kb) to assess the impact of policies and proposals.
Assessments of proposed service changes or changes in policy follow:
EIAs for budget proposals 2018-19
Summary table of EIAs and screenings for budget proposals 2018 -19
Ayrshire Equality Partnership
The Ayrshire Equality Partnership (AEP) is made up of the 3 Ayrshire Councils, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Procurator Fiscal.