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Equality Screening

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Policy and Screening Document Policy Descriptions Date Screening Outcome Reason for Outcome

Asbestos Management Policy – Screening Form

This policy ensures that the Association complies with all current, and will comply with all future, legislation and good practice in the area of asbestos management.

23/03/17 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Equal Opportunities Policy – Screening Form

This policy shows Connswater Homes commitment to meeting all legislative requirements in relation to equality of opportunity for all.

23/03/17 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Treasury Management Policy – Screening Form

This policy details the Association’s treasury management activities and the effective control of the associated risks.

23/03/17 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Disqualification Policy – Screening Form<

This policy is to ensure that the Association adheres to the criteria set out for disqualifying a past-tenant and for ensuring that the NIHE Disqualification Register is kept up-to-date to make certain that future housing applications can be matched correctly against entries.

14/12/16 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Recruitment Policy – Screening Form

This policy demonstrates equality of opportunity in the recruitment process.

14/12/16 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Business Continuity Management Policy – Screening Form

This policy is to ensure that Connswater Homes have the capability that equips it to respond to and recover from interruptions to our key services in order to protect the interests of our customers, staff and other interested parties.

14/12/16 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Maintenance Policy – Screening Form

This policy ensures that the Association has taken account of legislative, regulatory and good practice guidelines in relation to repairs and maintenance services and adheres to all health & safety regulations which apply.

14/12/16 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Reserves Management Policy - Screening form

This policy details the reason that reserves are required to ensure that the Association can cover existing and future needs.

14/12/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Gas Safety Management - Screening form

This policy details the specific duties required to ensure gas safety in all of its properties, workplaces, leased properties and housing stock in line with statutory duties.

14/12/16   Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Adaptations Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out the guidelines to be followed by staff in dealing with adaptations requests in line with the DfC Adaptation Guidelines.

14/12/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Compensation for Property Improvement Policy – Screening Form

Article 34 of the Housing (NI) Order 1983 gives secure tenants the right to improve their accommodation with the landlord’s consent.  This policy permits the landlord to make a payment to outgoing tenants

14/12/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Minor & Miscellaneous Works Policy – Screening Form

This policy provides guidance for the processing of minor & miscellaneous works proposals in line with the DfC Housing Association Guide.

14/12/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Void Management Policy – Screening Form

This policy gives guidance to staff on the management of empty homes.

14/12/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Whistleblowing Policy – Screening Form

This policy takes account of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which protects Board members and members of staff who make disclosures about certain matters of concern, where those disclosures are made in accordance with the Act’s provisions.  It also takes into account the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) which came into effect on 25/06/13 and which provides increased protection for Board members and members of staff who take action over, or raise genuine concerns which they reasonably believe are in the “public interest”..

22/09/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Risk Management Policy - Screening Form

This policy recognises that risk is inherent and unavoidable in every activity that any organisation undertakes.  The aim of effective risk management is to manage risks and their potential for occurrence down to an acceptable level.

10/09/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Data Protection Policy – Screening Form

The Data Protection Policy 1998 is a legislative requirement for the Association with regard to protect the rights of individuals in respect of any personal information that is kept about them, whether on a computer or manual system.

 

21/06/16  Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories
Shareholding & Membership Policy – Screening Form

This policy identifies the procedures & guidelines in relation to shareholding as prescribed by the Rules of the Association as an Industrial & Provident Society regulated by the DfC.

 

21/06/16 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Vehicle Use Policy – Screening Form

Under Health & Safety legislation Connswater Homes as an employer who provides company pool vehicles is required to ensure that the best possible precautions are taken by the Association to adhere to Health & Safety at work legislation and regulations.

09/02/16 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy – Screening Form

This policy is to ensure all reasonable measures have been put in place under the governance of the Association to ensure compliance with The Bribery Act 2010.

09/02/16 Out  No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Development Policy – Screening Form

This policy is to ensure that Connswater Homes fulfils its obligations to ensure that all development projects it embarks upon are both financially and technically viable and that they will meet the needs of current and future tenants.

09/02/16 Out  No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Rent Setting Policy – Screening Form

This policy is used to ensure that the Association charges relevant rents for its properties linked to annual budgeting, viability of schemes and the running costs of the Association.

06/08/15 Out  No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Complaints Policy – Screening Form

The Complaints Policy provides a means of redress to complainants should a situation arise where a person is dissatisfied with the service, actions or inactions of the Association or its officers and as a result may wish to make a complaint.

05/05/15 Out  No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Governance Policy – Screening Form

The Governance Policy is the primary documents which sets how governance is structured within the Association.

05/05/15 Out  No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Service Charges Policy – Screening Form

This policy details the procedures used to set and collect service charges from tenants who live in buildings where there are shared facilities or services provided.

18/03/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Statement on Employers Discretions – Screening Form

Connswater Homes is required to formulate, publish and send to the NILGOSC a written statement of policy on certain discretions under LGPS which Connswater Homes has the power to exercise on and from 1st April 2015 in relation to members of the CARE scheme.

18/03/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Allocation & Transfer Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out the statutory requirements for Connswater Homes to fulfil when allocation its homes in line with the NIHE’s Common Selection Scheme.

08/03/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Shared Parental Leave Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out the statutory requirements for Connswater Homes to fulfil as an employer under the Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.

25/02/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Recordable Calls Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out what is considered to be an acceptable use of the call recording facility on the main office telephone system.

25/02/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Redundancy Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out the principles to be followed when dealing with redundancy issues for Connswater Homes staff, to ensure the Association adheres to its legal obligations as an employer.

25/02/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Health & Safety Policy – Screening Form

The Health & Safety Policy is the primary document setting out Connswater Homes statement of intent for H&S, the organisation and the arrangements for H&S within Connswater Homes for staff, customers, tenants and visitors.

25/02/15 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Absence Management Policy – Screening Form

The Absence Management Policy ensures a fair and consistent system for managing absence in the workplace.

10/12/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Additional Hours Policy – Screening Form

The Additional Hours Policy ensures equitable and fair treatment of staff to ensure proper reward and compensation for additional work undertaken for the Association.

11/12/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Adoption Policy – Screening Form

This policy is used to ensure that the Association meets it legislative obligations for any member of staff wishing to apply for adoption leave.

12/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Dignity at Work Policy – Screening Form

This aim of this policy is to promote dignity and respect at work, prevent harassment, bullying, discrimination and victimisation and provide guidance to resolve any problems should they occur.

12/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Disciplinary Policy – Screening Form

This policy is to ensure that employees know what standards of conduct and performance are expected of them in line with statutory legislation and how the Association will deal with unacceptable behaviour and/or poor performance.

11/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Flexible Working Policy – Screening Form

This policy is to inform employees how flexible working requests will be managed by the Association in line with current legislation.

11/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Grievance Policy – Screening Form

This policy is in place to deal with occurrences where staff feel aggrieved enough to raise concerns, problems or complaints about their working environment or decisions that affect them with management.

12/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Lone Working Policy – Screening Form

This policy is in place to ensure the Association adheres to its legislative responsibility under the Health & Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978 & Management of Health & Safety at Work (NI) Regulations 2000

12/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Maternity Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out an employee’s rights in relation to maternity leave, pay and terms and conditions.

11/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Paternity Policy – Screening Form

This policy sets out an employee’s rights in relation to paternity leave, pay and terms and conditions.

11/06/14 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Records Management Policy – Screening Form

This policy is a vital component which underpins functions such as the management of personal information for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000.

18/12/13 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Rent Setting Policy – Screening Form

This policy is used to ensure that the Association charges relevant rents for its properties linked to annual budgeting, viability of schemes and the running costs of the Association.

18/12/13 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Development Policy – Screening Form

This policy is to ensure that Connswater Homes fulfils its obligations to ensure that all development projects it embarks upon are both financially and technically viable and that they will meet the needs of current and future tenants.

18/12/13 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories

Non Housing, Low Value Procurement Policy – Screening Form

This policy aims to follow best practice in relation to all procurement for goods & services whilst adhering to Central Procurement Directives & the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy

18/07/13 Out No adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories