Equality impact analysis (EIA) is a tool which assists the Service in ensuring that our policies, practices and decisions are fair, meet the needs of staff and our community and that they are not inadvertently discriminating against any protected group.
The process involves considering the potential impact on different groups of people on the basis of the protected characteristics included in the Equality Act 2010 (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.)
Carrying out EIA allows us to determine whether there may be any adverse impact on particular groups and take appropriate action to mitigate this where ever possible.
We regularly screen all our policies and procedures, and consider the potential impact of any new initiatives, or when making decisions about current or future services.
Specific equality impact analysis can be accessed by contacting a member of the Governance team at Service Headquarters.