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Equality policy and performance

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.

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 and Equality Outcomes report (PDF, 1.4mb) outlines the progress we have made in mainstreaming equality within North Ayrshire and North Ayrshire Education Authority. The report contains 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:

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. 

AEP newsletter

AEP carried out a survey about the needs of the ethnic minority community in Ayrshire. 147 survey forms were completed. 

The newsletter shows how this helped public services plan for the future and explains what has been done in response.

Other languages and formats are available, on request.