Equalities - Resources
Developing and Implementing an Equal Opportunities Policy by London's Network of Networks (LVSC)
Diversity within an organisation's workforce and Management Committee is of enormous advantage, ensuring that talent and potential is properly identified and developed.
This guide provides some information on the positive advantages of promoting equal opportunities. It outlines the legal requirements for employers and explains some of the terms used in relation to discrimination.
The guide gives details of what should be considered when drawing up an equal opportunities policy or statement, and most importantly how this should be put into practice through an Action Plan. As well as links to other sources of information, a model equal opportunities policy and framework for the Action Plan is also provided. Click here to view the guide Developing and Implementing an Equal Opportunities Policy (LVSC June 2006)
Improving and Supporting Diversity in your Volunteer Workforce (Volunteering Bristol/Voscur)
Good Equalities Practice
Equalities Monitoring Form
Links to ACAS Employment Practice Guides - please select from those listed below:
Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAS)
This learning resource has been developed by practitioners from across the sector. It offers clear guidance on conducting equality impact assessments (EqIAs). The material was developed following an 18-month EqIA mentoring programme that involved 15 local authorities. The material is interspersed with practical advice and tips from both mentor and mentee councils. An insight into the delivery of the mentoring programme is also included, with case studies.
Diversity, Equalities and Cohesion Equalities Workbook Published
Local Government improvement agency, IDeA, has published a new Equalities Councillor Workbook with background information, guidance and exercises on equalities issues. Although the workbook is aimed at Councillors, its content is still relevant for anyone wishing to get up to speed with equalities legislation and good practice. To view the work please click here.
POPULATION ESTIMATES PUBLISHED
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have published 2007 population estimates by ethnic group for the Bristol Local Authority area.
The total population of Bristol in 2001 was 390,000 of which 31,900 (8.2%) was made up of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. This BME population in Bristol is estimated to have increased by 17,800 by 2007,
giving a total BME population of 49,700, 11.9% of the total population in Bristol. This percentage is now slightly higher than the England average of 11.8%.
The greatest population change in Bristol between 2001 and 2007 has been in the ‘White Other’ group, which is estimated to have increased by 8,700 to a 2007 total of 19,200 people. The largest BME
population increases have been in the Indian (+4,600), Chinese (+3.500) and Black African (+3,400) ethnic groups.
As outlined in the report 'The Population of Bristol', other sources of evidence suggest that the ONS estimates may be undercounting the population in some ethnic groups, in particular the Black African and the Black Caribbean population.
Click here to see the population estimates for Bristol, the West of England, South West and England broken-down by full ethnic group.
Councils Banned Jargon List
Council leaders have compiled a banned list of the 200 worst uses of jargon. To view click here.
Essential Evidence on Road Transport Topics
Adrian Davis is the Public Health support to City Development, a post funded by Bristol Primary Care Trust's Public Health Directorate. Adrian has produced a series of 'Essential Evidence on a page' sheets to provide brief summaries of key items of evidence on road transport topics. To date topics covered include:
1 Safety in numbers
2 Segmentation in behaviour change
3 Evidence hierarchy
4 Cycling and all cause mortality
5 Impact of highway traffic capacity reductions
6 Walking to health
7 Weight gain and car use
8 Physical activity - the best buy in public health
9 Bus use and deregulation
10 Cycle commuting
11 Walkable communities
You can access the information through a public link by clicking here.
The Population of Bristol
An information paper on the population of Bristol, drafted by the Strategic and Citywide Policy Team in City Development and the Corporate Policy team has been published. The paper includes evidenceand input provided by Children & Young People’s Services (CYPS),Regeneration, Equalities and Social Inclusion, Neighbourhoods and the Primary Care Trust (PCT), and was co-ordinated via the Data and Intelligence Co-ordination Group (D&ICG). In short, this was a 'one council with partners' effort. The paper brings together official estimates and projections from the Office for National Statistics, alternative sources of population data such as National Insurance Registrations and local sources of information from across the council and the PCT. The primary purpose of the paper is purely practical. Both corporately and departmentally, the Council receives many requests for information about the population of Bristol, and the attached paper is a means of bringing together the information the Council has.
There is also a short additional report outlining some of the policy/service implications of the population paper. The 'implications' paper is by no means exhaustive in terms of the policy/service
Any comments on the Paper are welcomed by Bristol City Council. The intention is to update the paper at least annually in order to incorporate the latest population-related statistics and to include new
sources of information as they become available.
Any comments to Jayne Mills, Strategic and Citywide Policy City Development, Bristol City Council, telephone: 0117 903 6873 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deprivation in Bristol
The full report is available from the Bristol City Council Statistics and Census Web page under the deprivation heading www.bristol.gov.uk/statistics
As well as the full report, the web page includes:
- Deprivation in Bristol 2007 - Briefing note (pdf)
- ID2007 Ward Summary Table (pdf)
- Map of Multiple Deprivation in 2007 (pdf)
- Map of Multiple Deprivation in 2004 (pdf)
- Super Output Areas - Briefing Note (pdf)