Strategies relevant to Forests and People, one of a series of seven Guidelines that support The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).
- The following bodies take the lead on the development of strategies and policies to promote public access and enjoyment of the countryside.
Natural England – www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england
Scottish Natural Heritage – www.snh.gov.uk
Natural Resources Wales – www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Department Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland – www.daera-ni.gov.uk
- National Parks across the UK have policies and strategies for public access and community engagement (many Local Authorities also have access strategies) - www.nationalparks.gov.uk
Equality analysis - Equality analysis is a way of considering the effect on different groups protected from discrimination by the Equality Act. There are two reasons for this:
- to consider if there are any unintended consequences for some groups;
- to consider if the policy will be fully effective for all target groups.
It involves using equality information, and the results of engagement with protected groups and others, to understand the actual effect or the potential effect of your functions, policies or decisions. It can help you to identify practical steps to tackle any negative effects or discrimination, to advance equality and to foster good relations.