Equality Impact Assessment

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) on new and/or revised policies or services are an effective way of identifying any positive or negative impact that the change may have on different people according to their protected characteristics.

The process 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.  Where data is available, we have summarised information relating to protected characteristics in this report.  Information for other geographies is available by clicking on the ‘reports’ icon above.