Many public agencies carry out impact assessments and equality analysis to look at the implications of projects and policies.
An Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment (EHRIA) is a way of systematically assessing the effects that a policy, project or decision is likely to have on different people.
EHRIA is intended to aid good decision making and ensure that the services we provide are accessible to all. There is also a legal requirement under equality law.
We accept that
Our policies, projects and decisions will affect the community we serve and there is the potential for our services to have unseen barriers or to effect some customers or residents, even if this is not our intention.
Other groups/issues ie:
We carry out EHRIA's at the start of any new policy or project or when we are making decisions.
We welcome your feedback on our plans and the impact you think they may have.
If you do not see the Equality Impact Assessment that you are looking for or would like to comment or give feedback on any of our assessments please email Lesley on firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to understand the equality gaps are for different groups.
Measuring the gaps should be the basis of identifying local priorities and key outcomes. It will be impossible to develop an outcome focused approach without core evidence.
We have established a Community Data Hub to help us further improve our knowledge.
We consult the Inclusion Reference Group who represent groups who may be impacted upon by decisions or changes to policies.
The council regards equality analysis as part of the normal process of policy development and review ensuring that our employment and delivery of services do not have any potential effect on different groups protected under the Equality Act 2010.
When we carry out equality analysis we expect it will: