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Equality Impact Assessment (EIA)

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Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) are risk assessments focused on:

  • fairness
  • access
  • inclusion

It’s a way of considering a policy, service or process in terms of how it might impact differently on different groups of people protected in law. This helps us target action where it’s most needed and improve services.

We use EIAs to find and remove barriers in services which might stop people knowing about the service, using it and getting the best from it.

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