An Introduction to Equality Impact Assessments
“Nice balance between theory & practice”
“The Scenarios and having to think of questions + ways of assessing potential impact on protected groups was most useful”
“I had seen examples of EIA's before, but now know how to write one myself”
Carrying out Equality Impact Assessments is both a legal duty and a way of enabling organisations to ensure that they provide services that are accessible to all service users.
This course acts as an introduction to the Equality Impact Assessment process. It gives you both the legal background to carrying out equality impact assessments and uses case studies to give you practical examples of how to carry out an EIA.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone with a management or non-management role, who has responsibility for developing a new policy or service or making changes to a current policy or service. It is helpful both for anyone who has not been involved in carrying out EIAs before, and for anyone who has carried out, or is carrying out EIAs, but has not had training in how to do so.
- To provide an understanding of your organisational and individual roles and responsibilities in conducting Equality Impact Assessments.
- To recognise the importance of conducting EIAs and how they can help you ensure your services are accessible to as many service users as possible.
- To enable you to go away feeling confident to start conducting EIAs.
You will be able to:
- Understand who is protected under the Equality Act 2010 (Protected Characteristic Groups)
- Recognise what an EIA template looks like
- Recognise the potential risks of failure to conduct an EIA or of unfair decisions made based on an EIA
- Identify the type of data and information you will need to conduct an EIA
- Identify when an EIA should be conducted
- Learn how to conduct an EIA and the issues that need to be taken into account
- Recognise the importance of involvement and consultation in this process