What is an 'equality impact assessment'?
An equality impact assessment is:
Why do we carry out equality impact assessments?
- A way of ensuring that equality is considered as a core part of planning a project or writing / reviewing a policy or procedure
- To identify actual or potential discrimination and if necessary, take action to address it
- To assess the effects of a proposed policy or project on different groups, enabling us to deliver an equitable service for everyone
Which groups are we assessing impact on?
- Legislative requirements
- We are required to do impact assessments under the race, disability and gender duties
- EIA’s are part of Best Value and Comprehensive Performance Assessments
- Good practice
When do we carry out equality impact assessments?
- People of all ages
- Black and minority ethnic (BME) people
- Disabled people
- Women and men
- People who are having gender identity issues
- Lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people
- People of different religion or beliefs
- People with vulnerabilities
Which services have been subjected to an equality impact assessment?
- We carry out impact assessments for all new policies, procedures or functions we carry out and any changes that we make to existing policies, procedures or functions.
The following is a list of impact assessments carried out by the equality team.
A full summary of the Impact Assessments is available by clicking here.
We are currently in the process of revisiting all policies, procedures and functions which impact customers including the ones above.
For further information, please contact 0121 569 6030.