PCSP - Draft Disability Action Plans

Closed 16 Sep 2016

Opened 28 Jul 2016

Overview

The Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and the four District PCSPs were established on 1 April 2012 under the Justice Act (NI) 2012.  Each partnership is made up of elected and independent members and representatives from the statutory sector.

The role of the PCSPs is to make communities safer by:

  • engaging and consulting to help improve policing and community safety
  • working in partnership with local communities, partners and agencies
  • monitoring our performance and being transparent about what we have achieved, and
  • encouraging cooperation with, and inspiring confidence in, the justice system and, in particular the police.

 

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) requires designated public authorities to have due regard to the need to promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons, and to encourage participation by disabled persons in public life. This duty is supported by an obligation to have a disability action plan.  The PSCPs are considered public authorities and therefore must produce a disability action plan for approval by the Equality Commission.  

The Belfast PCSP and the north, south, east and west district PCSPs have produced draft disability action plans and we want to hear your views before we finalise the schemes and present them to the Equality Commission.

What Happens Next

This consultation has now closed.  All responses will be considered and the final action plans will be presented to each of the five partnerships prior to submission to the Equality Commission for approval.  

The schemes must be with the commission by 30 September 2016

Once the disability action plans have been approved by the Equality Commission they will be published on our website. They will then be reviewed on an annual basis.

Areas

  • All Areas

Interests

  • People and Communities