Equality objectives 2016-2020
Following consultation with our residents we have set 6 equality objectives for the period 2016-2020.
These objectives were based on needs assessments carried out by:
- Our partners
- Resident feedback, and
- Local business feedback
|Objective||How will objective be measured?|
|Enable the over 65s to maintain their independence and keep safe.||Progress against this objective will be measured via the council's toplines, specifically:
|Increase the level of reporting of domestic violence to the Police and reduce incidences of domestic violence.||Progress against this objective will be measured via the council's toplines, specifically:
|Reduce attainment gaps at all key stages to enable all pupils to make good progress throughout their time in education, with a particular focus on improving outcomes for pupils from vulnerable groups.||Progress against this objective will be measured via the council's toplines, specifically:
|Reduce the numbers of BME children in Specialist Services by reviewing the effectiveness of support to BME children and their families||Progress against this objective will be monitored via the annual sufficiency statement, which is reported to Members.|
|Work with partners and the local community to maintain high levels of community cohesion||Progress against this objective will be monitored via the bi-annual residents survey. The next survey will be undertaken in 2017.|
|Support residents to access the employment opportunities that are available across Wandsworth, in particular those currently over-represented on the work related benefit claimant count (including Universal Credit)||Progress against this objective will be measured via the council's toplines, specifically:
Equality is not limited to the published objectives. Our long standing approach of mainstreaming equalities means officers take responsibility for implementing the Public Sector Equality Duty as part of their core day to day role.