Equality & Human Rights Impact Assessments: Guidance for Local Authorities

Wrexham County Borough Council, with support from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Welsh Local Government Association, has developed ‘Equality Impact Assessment: Are We Being Fair?’ The template covers all equality assessment needs from initial screening to a full Impact Assessment by following the six steps1: • Screening the equality needs of the proposal • Data collection and evidence • Involvement and consultation • Assessing impact and strengthening the proposal • Procurement and partnerships • Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing In addition, the Council also considers poverty, caring and the Welsh language as additional characteristics for the purposes of EIAs. By taking a wider view of the protected characteristics the Council hopes to encourage a more holistic approach to the needs of all communities in designing or delivering their services.
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
 01/02/2016   Categories: Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
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