An Equality Impact Assessment is a thorough and systematic analysis of a policy to determine whether that policy is written or unwritten, formal or informal and irrespective of the scope or the size of the organisation. An Equality Impact Assessment assesses the likely equality implications either of implementing a new policy or initiative or of the operation of a current policy, function of a service on different equality groups.
The primary function of the Equality Impact Assessment should be conducted to determine whether there is a negative impact on different equality groups and they can be applied to a policy, practice or service in order:
The process should not be looked on as an end in itself, what emerges through the process and the outcomes are what are most important.
An Equality Impact Assessment should be conducted when:
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