Equality information

Equality objectives 2016-2020

Following consultation with our residents we have set 6 equality objectives for the period 2012-2016.

These objectives were based on needs assessments carried out by:

  • us
  • our partners
  • resident feedback, and
  • local business feedback.

Detail on why these objectives were chosen and progress against our 2012-2016 objectives.

Our objectives and how we will monitor progress
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:
  • % older people (65+) who were still at home 91 days after discharge from hospital into reablement/rehabilitation services and
  • Admissions into residential and nursing care 65+ per 100,000 population
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:
  • Reduction in total police callouts for domestic violence victims within the MARAC cohort
And via annual updates against the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.
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 gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers achieving the expected standard at KS2-Level 4+ in reading, writing and maths
  • Reduce the achievement gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers achieving the expected level at KS4
  • Reduce the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in average progress 8 score
A detailed analysis of attainment by pupils in vulnerable groups will also be reported annually via the Annual Quality and Standards Report for Wandsworth Schools, which is published on the council's website.
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:
  • No. job outcomes secured through Wandsworth Work Match
  • Job Seekers Allowance claimants (as at end of period)
  • % point difference between Wandsworth's employment rate and that for London (taken from the ONS Annual Population Survey). A '+' indicates better performance
  • % point gap between rate of people claiming out of work benefits in the six worst performing wards (Wards are Latchmere, Roehampton, Queenstown, Tooting, Furzedown and Graveney) and that for the Borough as a whole.
  • Number of residents accessing training

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