The Partnership is fully committed to promoting fairness, dignity, and respect while delivering services which provide equal opportunity for all in the Falkirk area.
In order to meet requirements set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, and to deliver improvements in our services which advance equality of opportunity between different groups of people, the Partnership has published its Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report and Equality and Poverty Impact Assessments on this page.
Our Board has adopted the NHS Forth Valley impact assessment tool.
Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report
You can read about our equality policies for people who use our services and the local communities we serve in our Mainstreaming Report, produced in compliance with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
Equality and Poverty Impact Assessments
Carrying out an equality impact assessment is an appropriate method to show public authorities have given ‘due regard’ to the needs of people who may experience discrimination from unequal treatment and prejudice. The impact assessments consider the needs of people with protected characteristics.
In addition, our Equality and Poverty Impact Assessments meet our duty, known as the Fairer Scotland Duty, to consider how to reduce inequalities caused by socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions.
Completed assessments relating to the Integration Joint Board will be made available below as soon as possible.