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Equality North East

Consultancy

Welcome to Equality North East Consultancy Services

At Equality North East we recognise the need for a flexible consultancy service that can be shaped to your organisation's individual needs. If you would prefer to talk to us you can contact:

Steve Cave on 0191 426 4399

Below is a summary of our main consultancy services, however we are constantly expanding into new areas as we uncover examples of best practice and outcomes of research. If you can't find the service you require please give us a call.

Charges

Please contact us to get an individual price for your specific requirements.

Summary of Services

Equality Audit

If you would like to find out how you compare to other organisations, how you match up to best practice or if you comply with the law then you should consider conducting and equality audit.

An equality audit looks at the policies and procedures in place in your organisation and examines how they work in practice. The audit can also, if required, gather and analyse the views of staff.

A typical audit would take approximately 5 days.

Equal Pay

The issue of equal pay is a complex area of legislation and requires specialist help to ensure the objectives of equal pay are achieved.

Equal pay audits identify anomalies and potential issues by examining the fairness of pay systems and how they are constructed. You will also be provided with solutions to problems identified during the audit.

Independent Investigations

We offer a specialist lead independent investigation service for issues such as bullying and harassment, sexual harassment and grievances involving age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We believe that, if at all possible, investigations should be carried out 'in house' by managers and to support that we can offer training, advice and guidance to investigating officers. We can also work with an internal investigator to offer independent advice.

However, if this is not possible we are able to undertake the investigation on your behalf.

Impact Assessments
For the Public and Private sectors. Including support in monitoring procedures and websites.

Policy Development

This is our biggest area of work. We can help you to produce equality related policies and procedures including:

  • Recruitment Practices
  • Application Forms
  • Handbooks
  • Equal Opportunities Policies
  • Dignity at Work Policies
  • Anti Bullying and Harassment Strategies
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Flexible Working Practices

Specialist Training

We offer training for specialists such as Harassment Advisers and Investigation Officers which includes ongoing mentoring and support.

Senior Management Briefings

We regularly provide briefings to managers about changes to equality legislation and developments in this area.