Publishing, reporting and reviewing
Timetables keep us all on track - even if we become like the railways with cancelations and delays.
Public bodies have a very strict publishing and reporting schedule – with revised schemes required every three years.
The next deadlines for their revised schemes for them are:
Disability Duty: was on 4/12/2009
Gender Duty: 30/4/2010 (30/6/2010 in Scotland)
Race Duty: 31/5/2011 (30/11/2011 in Scotland)
After this date, the Single Equality Duty will be in force, with its own schedule and we'll update this site as soon as we know what that might be.
For public bodies, annual updates are also required, again linked to specific dates and both these and the schemes as a whole should be publically available.
But we aren't a public body?
For organisations that are not public bodies, there is no legal requirement to follow such a schedule – but it makes good sense. To have a three year plan that you report on annually seems like a reasonable process to follow.
The same goes for making it publically available. Why not make sure your scheme is well signposted on your website and think about how else you can showcase your scheme and your actions. It’s a great way of demonstrating the impact of your work and celebrating your achievements!