Equalities Impact Assessments (EIA)

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are a self-assessment tool to help us look at the likely positive and negative impact of our work on staff, citizens, partners and communities with regard to equality of opportunity, and promoting diversity in employment and service delivery.

The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on us to have due regard to the impact our policies and decisions have on people with ‘protected characteristics’: sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy, and maternity.

EIAs show that we are meeting our duties and taking the same approach to our equality analysis.