Equality impact assessments

We are committed to making progress with equality impact assessments. They help us identify and understand the equality impact of all of our work.

We assess the impact of our policies and practices against the needs of the General Equality Duty. Our impact assessments focus on maximising positive impacts and reducing negative impacts on people who share one or more of the protected characteristics. They also identify actions to improve the way we collect information about equalities. We consider evidence relating to people who share protected characteristics and develop actions to take account of the results. We regularly review our impact assessments as we update or change policies and practices. 

In line with the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty we publish equality impact assessments as they are completed.


Date published: 06 September 2016
Date updated: 01 April 2020


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