Initial equality impact assessment screening form



This form records an equality screening process to determine the relevance of equality to a proposal, and a decision whether or not a full EIA would be appropriate or proportionate.



Children and Young Peoples Services

Service area

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Proposal being screened

Commissioning of Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHWB) Services for ages 9-19 via a Section 75 Agreement with North Yorkshire CCG


Officer(s) carrying out screening

Mike Rudd – Head of Housing, Technology & Sustainability

What are you proposing to do?

The Council will enter into a Section 75 Agreement with the North Yorkshire CCG for the commissioning of services to support children and young people aged 9-19 who are experiencing problems with their emotional health and wellbeing. 





Why are you proposing this? What are the desired outcomes?


This arrangement will allow the Council and CCG to work together more effectively in the delivery of EHWB services to children and young people across North Yorkshire, ensuring that services are delivered in a joined up and coordinated way.


The service will:


·       Increase access to emotional and mental health support in line with the NHS Long Term Plan (baseline is NHS access standards via MHSDS).

·       A seamless pathway of support across the domains of iThrive, primarily in relation to ‘getting advice’ and ‘getting help’. 

·       Improvement in numbers of children and young people reporting good emotional and mental well-being (baseline is GUNY data).

·       Children and young people have a good experience of engagement with emotional and mental health support services, against four criteria:

o   Safe

o   Involved

o   Respected

o   Have a purpose

(baseline is to be established at start of contract)

·       Monitor numbers of school and staff in other community settings reporting increased confidence and knowledge of approaches to support the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people.



Does the proposal involve a significant commitment or removal of resources? Please give details.

The NYCC contribution to the contract value of this service will be £318,000 per year.



Impact on people with any of the following protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, or NYCC’s additional agreed characteristics

As part of this assessment, please consider the following questions:

·       To what extent is this service used by particular groups of people with protected characteristics?

·       Does the proposal relate to functions that previous consultation has identified as important?

·       Do different groups have different needs or experiences in the area the proposal relates to?


If for any characteristic it is considered that there is likely to be an adverse impact or you have ticked ‘Don’t know/no info available’, then a full EIA should be carried out where this is proportionate. You are advised to speak to your Equality rep for advice if you are in any doubt.


Protected characteristic

Potential for adverse impact

Don’t know/No info available



















Sexual orientation




Gender reassignment




Religion or belief




Pregnancy or maternity




Marriage or civil partnership




NYCC additional characteristics

People in rural areas




People on a low income




Carer (unpaid family or friend)




Does the proposal relate to an area where there are known inequalities/probable impacts (e.g. disabled people’s access to public transport)? Please give details.




Will the proposal have a significant effect on how other organisations operate? (e.g. partners, funding criteria, etc.). Do any of these organisations support people with protected characteristics? Please explain why you have reached this conclusion.




Decision (Please tick one option)

EIA not relevant or proportionate:


Continue to full EIA:


Reason for decision


The proposal is unlikely to have a negative impact on any protected characteristic.

Signed (Assistant Director or equivalent)

Victoria Ononeze, Public Health Consultant