Equality Impact Assessment

An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) is a thorough and systematic analysis of a policy, whether that policy is formal or informal, and irrespective of the scope of that policy.

The primary function of an EQIA is to determine the extent of any impact on the equality of opportunity of a policy upon the Section 75 categories and to determine if the impact is an adverse one. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate the likely positive outcomes of a policy and to seek ways to more effectively promote equality of opportunity and to consider complementary steps desirable to promote good relations.

Further information and reports on each EQIA process can be found below or in the ‘Related Files’ section in the top right hand corner of this webpage.

Equality Impact Assessment 1 (March 2016 – May 2016)

  1. Draft Customer Services Strategy.
  2. Draft Community Engagement and Involvement Strategy.
  3. Draft Communications Strategy.

Closing Date for EQIA process: Friday, 27 May 2016
Duration of EQIA Process: 12 Weeks
Final report on EQIA process


File Type Size Date
EQIA 1 Final Report - Democratic Services (May 2016) pdf 162 KB 24th February 2017