Governance and Policies
What is an equality impact assessment?
An equality impact assessment is a tool for identifying the potential impact of our policies, services and functions on our service users and staff.
By carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment, we can ensure that the services that we provide fulfil the requirements of anti-discrimination and equalities legislation.
Equality Impact Assesments offer an opportunity for our staff to think carefully about the impact of our work on others. They can then take action that will promote equality for all.
On the whole, Impact Assessments make sure that equality is placed at the centre of policy development and review, as well as service delivery.