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.


Business and Environment Services,

Service area

Highways & Transportation, Road Safety

Proposal being screened

York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership Strategy 2021-26

Officer(s) carrying out screening

Fiona Ancell.  Team Leader, Road Safety Team

What are you proposing to do?

The purpose of this report is to provide details on the 2021-26 York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership Strategy and to seek approval to adopt the strategy

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

The current strategy has expired. We seek to adopt the latest partnership strategy document

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

The proposal will require the current level of officer time to be maintained.

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 information 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 recommended option will enable the County Council to continue to fulfil its statutory duty under Section 39 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, to prepare and carry out a programme of measures designed to promote road safety and to carry out studies into accidents on roads within their area, taking such measures as appear to be appropriate to prevent such accidents, including the dissemination of information and advice relating to the use of roads and the giving of practical training to road users.


The strategy relates to all residents and visitors to the North Yorkshire and York area equally and does not impact any one group more than any other. The strategy recommends engagement with organisations that support people with protected characteristics to ensure that their needs are considered.

Signed (Assistant Director or equivalent)



Date  2/9/2021