Equalities - Resources

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Policies and Strategies

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)

Improving and Supporting Diversity in your Volunteer Workforce booklet (March 2008)

Good Equalities Practice

Good Equalities Practice: A 10 Point Guide for Employers (November 2008)

Equalities Monitoring Form

Model Equalities Monitoring Form (August 2008)

Links to ACAS Employment Practice Guides - please select from those listed below:

Guidance on age and the workplace: A guide for Employers

Guidance on Religion and the Workplace

Guidance on Sexual Orientation and the Workplace


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Venues & Meetings

Accessible Venues Checklist

Accessible Venues in Bristol

Bristol City Council Accessible Meetings and information



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.

Please click here.

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.

'Proofed for Parents by Parents' Toolkit

Link to Bristol Partnership Equalities Toolkit


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Women and Economy Research Findings Document

A Consultation on European Commission Proposals to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive


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.

Click here to see population estimates for Bristol showing change in ethnic group estimates from 2001-2007.


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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
implications identified.

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: jayne.mills@bristol.gov.uk

Information Paper

Additional Report


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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)

Other Equalities Resources

Equalities News Issue 12 - June 2009

 Ramadan Factsheet

The Government's homelessness data

Discrimination Law Association Website

Equalities Legislation Since 1970

Prescription for Change - Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Check 2008

'Proofed for Parents by Parents' Report

Celebrating Black History 365

Key Issues from Neighbourhood Renewal Equalities Groups and Residents - October 2005


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