equality through diversity inclusion leadership

Equality Impact Assessment

Delivering public services that offer equality of access requires complex decision-making. Organisations face the dual challenge of reduced budgets and the need to serve increasingly diverse communities. In this context, changes to service provision need to be expertly assessed for their impact on different groups.

We work with organisations to embed equality, diversity and inclusion best practice into their service delivery. This ensures they can meet their requirements under UK legislation, including the Equality Act 2010, as well as client contracts and service level agreements.

a complete Equality Impact Assessment service

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) services include:

  • Producing an Equality Impact Assessment template
  • Advising on process, policies and procedures
  • Conducting an EIA on your behalf
  • Giving practical guidance on completing a Cumulative EIA
  • Training your staff in undertaking their own EIA
  • Guidance for your suppliers on conducting an EIA

Equality Impact Assessment training workshops for your staff

Our EIA training courses can be delivered face-to-face or via our elearning platform. In organisations where a large number of impact assessments are needed, we can train your in-house learning and development teams in EIA, backed up by our bespoke training toolkits. Your staff will then be able to cascade their learning throughout the business.

What is the purpose of an Equality Impact Assessment?

Equality Impact Assessments are designed to help public companies meet their due regard under the Equality Act 2010, and identify steps they can take to promote diversity.

The process should entail a systematic impact assessment of the likely (or actual) effects of company policies relating to the nine protected characteristics.

find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion services

All public authorities and any organisation that carries out public functions or services must comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty by law.