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Equality Impact Assessments

We have a 2 stage equalities impact assessment process. A short initial assessment for relevance to our equality duty and a fuller impact assessment where this is identified as being required.

This approach allows us to:

  • Consider equality issues where it is relevant to do so. Where it is clear from the initial assessment that a policy or function will not have any effect on equality for any of the protected characteristics, no further action or analysis is required.
  • Take a proportionate approach to comply with our duty. We give greater consideration where there is potential for substantial impact on discrimination or equality of opportunity for the public or our employees, and less consideration where the potential impact is slight.

Sometimes this process is integrated into another process such as a service review or project implementation document, and sometimes the assessments are standalone documents.

For further information please email equalities@buckscc.gov.uk or telephone 01296 382756

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