Equality Impact Assessments - Self assessment

Some issues to think about when completing this:

Do we undertake Equality Impact Assessments to help us understand the impact of our policies on equalities groups?

Do we use our equalities monitoring information in doing this?

Do we screen our policies to identify potential barriers or inequalities for different groups?

Do we know how to recognise both direct and indirect discrimination in our policies and practices?

Do we consult with people from equalities groups about our policies and procedures?

To what extent do we assess the impact of our policies and procedures on people from the following equalities groups?

  Not at all A little A fair amount Thoroughly
minority ethnic communities
people with disabilities
faith communities
young people
lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people
older people
women

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If you answered:

"Not at all" or "a little" for some groups – look again at these questions. What is it that you aren’t doing well? Then click on the link to visit the relevant section of this resource to find out more.

Do we undertake Equality Impact Assessments to help us understand the impact of our policies on equalities groups?

Do we use our equalities monitoring information in doing this?

Do we screen our policies to identify potential barriers or inequalities for different groups?

Do we know how to recognise both direct and indirect discrimination in our policies and practices?

Do we consult with people from equalities groups about our policies and procedures?

"A fair amount" or "thoroughly"for some groups – think about what you can do to improve on this further. Look at the other sections of this toolkit to find out how you can further embed and promote equality in the work of your organisation.