Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) help us to think about how a policy, strategy, project, or service, may impact differently on different people. For instance, the impact a certain policy may have on someone can vary depending on that person’s age, race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, sexual orientation and possible disabilities as well as whether someone is in a marriage or civil partnership or whether they are pregnant or on maternity leave.
EqIAs go a long way to ensuring that these kind of personal characteristics, which are protected by law under the Equality Act 2010, do not have a negative impact on someone’s experiences with the Trust.
EqIAs offer a proactive approach to positively promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and creating accessibility for staff, those who use our services, and the local community. They also help us to fulfil our legal obligations under equality legislation by providing a way of carrying out equality analysis.
By downloading the documents below you can read about the process we have in place for EqIAs.