Impact Analysis

The purpose of an equality impact analysis is to ensure that our services, functions, policies and practices do not directly, indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally discriminate against the users of our services or our staff.

Where an adverse impact is found we will develop objectives that mitigate the impact through the development and implementation of equality action plans.

All public authorities have to publish the following information:

  • Evidence of analysis that they have undertaken to establish whether their policies and practices have (or would) further the aims of the general equality duty.
  • Details of the information that they considered in carrying out this analysis.
  • Details of engagement that they undertook with people whom they consider to have an interest in furthering the aims of the general equality duty.

This guidance has been updated to reflect the public sector equality duty and applies to the following protected characteristics or groups:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment)
  • Marriage/Civil partnership
  • Pregnancy/Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion, belief, faith
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

In general the guidance is that we analyse the impact on all protected characteristics, where applicable.

Undertaking an Impact Analysis (IA) enables us to consider the impact of each current and proposed service, policy, procedure or function in relation to all protected groups. It is designed to ensure that ‘due regard’ is given to equality in relation to the services that we commission and, where appropriate, deliver and the manner in which we recruit, train and develop our staff.

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Last updated: 30 October 2015

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