We are committed to ensuring fair and accessible services for everyone in Suffolk. Part of equalities governance is to ensure Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are undertaken on new and/or revised policies and services. This provides an effective way of systematically and thoroughly assessing, and consulting on, any potential adverse impact that a new or revised policy or service is likely to have on the protected equality groups.
Discrimination law protects us from being treated less favourably because of certain characteristics. These are known as protected characteristics.