Bracknell Forest Equality Scheme
The Bracknell Forest ‘All of Us’ equality scheme sets out what the council intends to achieve in terms of equality and diversity and includes the council’s equality objectives. An equality scheme was developed for 2017 to 2020 in line with the Council Plan and was due to be replaced in April 2020.
Following the May 2019 local elections, the council’s new administration have been developing a Council Plan which is due to come into effect in February 2020 and will underline the council’s commitment to reducing inequalities. A new equality scheme will therefore be developed for 2021 to 2025 and start in April 2021.
In the meantime, the existing 2017 to 2020 equality scheme will be refreshed with updated actions and extended to cover 2020 to 2021.
Equality Impact Assessments
Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are tools for assessing the implications of decisions on our workforce and the community. They work to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and promote good relations between people of different backgrounds and groups.
They help the council to anticipate and identify the potential consequences of new or existing functions, policies or services.
EIAs are available on request.
The council carries out EIAs on budget proposals. These help us to understand the impact savings proposals may have on equality of different sections of our community.