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Mannie Kusemamuriwo
Policy Adviser: Ethnicity & Cultural Diversity
Equality Challenge Unit
3rd Floor, 4 Tavistock Place
London  WC1H 9RA

Tel 020 7520 7063
Fax 020 7520 7069
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-----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuell Kusemamuriwo
Sent: 23 December 2003 15:24
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: FW: Hello


Dear Colleagues,

Thought you might find this useful?

The Question was:

When we Impact Assess, is there a common list of what institutional
functions, policies, processes, procedures and initiatives, that should be
assessed?

Please find my answer below.

The CRE and the ECU are currently working on a Guide on Impact Assessment,
if you would like a Draft Copy, please contact me in the New Year. I will be
back on the 5th of January.

May I wish you all a wonderful rest and try and forget about stressful work
for a while.

Speak to you then.

Regards

Mannie Kusemamuriwo
Policy Adviser: Ethnicity & Cultural Diversity
Equality Challenge Unit
3rd Floor, 4 Tavistock Place
London  WC1H 9RA

Tel 020 7520 7063
Fax 020 7520 7069
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-----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuell Kusemamuriwo
Sent: 23 December 2003 15:17
To: '
Subject: RE: Hello


Dear

There is no common list of the institutional areas where Specific Duties
should be incorporated as such, because institutional functions, policies,
processes, procedures and initiatives that are deemed to be race equality
will vary from institution to institution.

What needs to be impact assessed and monitored (Specific Duties), by racial
group,is the overall implementation of institutional practice. Impact
assessment means assessing the implementation of overall institutional
practice for all who are involved with the institution, finding out whether
it is creating any adverse impact on any racial group and taking the
appropriate action to ensure that institutional practice is good for all.
This is what the RRAA is about, both in letter and spirit. If we can grasp
this, then we will be able to function accordingly.

So what you need to do, in order to find the list that you should impact
assess, is to go back to your Policy and Action Plan and look at what
institutional functions, policies, processes, procedures and initiatives
were deemed to be race equality relevant. Since this is where adverse
detrimental impact is likely to occur, these are what you will need to
impact assess, analyse the outcomes and take appropriate action relative to
the Statutory Code (RRAA) advice.

You will need to link this activity to your Race Equality Policy and Action
Plan, all staff, student and other partners' Communication, Consultation and
Training/Support Strategies. This will also enable the institution to
respond to the vicarious liability and burden of proof requirements of the
RRAA.

Everything that the institution does, since the Act came into being, will
need to show how institutional practice for all, is being implemented in
such a way that it is incorporating the Specific Duties in order to respond
to the three General Duty elements.

This is the reason why the Specific Duties will need to be seen to be
incorporated into those institutional functions, policies, processes,
procedures and initiatives that your Policy and Action Plan qualified to be
race equality relevant, as required by the Statutory Code of Practice.

The links are vital if institutional roles, responsibilities,
accountabilities and liabilities, are to influence institutional
functioning, under the RRAA requirements, into good, anti-racist
institutional practice for all.

Do come back in the New year, since I will be away till 5 January 2004, if
you need to. I am also going to put my answer out on the Admin-eo Jiscmail
because this is an issue that a lot of colleagues are also grappling with.

Thanks for raising this very important issue.

Mannie Kusemamuriwo
Policy Adviser: Ethnicity & Cultural Diversity
Equality Challenge Unit
3rd Floor, 4 Tavistock Place
London  WC1H 9RA

Tel 020 7520 7063
Fax 020 7520 7069
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-----Original Message-----
From: Fehmeeda Riaz [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 23 December 2003 12:19
To: Emmanuell Kusemamuriwo
Subject: RE: Hello


Hi Mannie,

Thank you for this.  I have seen this document before and it is helpful.  Do
you happen
to have a master list of policies, practices and procedures that may be
covered by an
impact assessment process?


On 23 Dec 2003 at 12:08, Emmanuell Kusemamuriwo wrote:

From:                   Emmanuell Kusemamuriwo <[log in to unmask]>
To:                     "[log in to unmask]"
<[log in to unmask]>
Date sent:              Tue, 23 Dec 2003 12:08:26 -0000
Subject:                RE: Hello

> Thanks Fehmeeda.
>
> Here is the attachment for you. You might want to know that it is still in
> Draft form and we are still working on it with the CRE, but it should give
> you a good idea of what to do for now.
>
> Do come back if you need to.
>
> Regards
>
> Mannie Kusemamuriwo
> Policy Adviser: Ethnicity & Cultural Diversity
> Equality Challenge Unit
> 3rd Floor, 4 Tavistock Place
> London  WC1H 9RA
>
> Tel 020 7520 7063
> Fax 020 7520 7069
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fehmeeda Riaz [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 23 December 2003 10:42
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Cc: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Hello
>
>
> Hi Mannie!
>
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