The aim of an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) is to look at how a policy or service is being delivered or being proposed to be delivered, and identify whether it can or does have any negative impact on any groups or communities. If an impact is identified, the EqIA looks at ways in which it can be avoided or minimised.
EqIAs also consider whether or not opportunities exist for positive action to promote equality of opportunity in the widest sense and to anticipate the requirements of all service users and staff.
There are two types of EqIA, retrospective and predictive.
All council services carry out EqIAs as part of a three-year rolling programme.
Predictive EqIAs are carried out whenever there is a proposal that may have a significant impact on different communities in the borough. They can inform the decision-making process.
Retrospective and predictive EqIAs for the last four years are available to download on this page. For EqIAs published more than four years ago, you can make a written request to our Performance and Information Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or post:
Chief Executive's Unit