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Find out why doing an Equality Impact Assessment is important

Dec 03, 2018

EIA drop-ins take place in the New Year
EIA drop-ins take place in the New Year

Don’t forget to complete an Equality Impact Assessment in day to day decision making and longer term strategic/ policy changes.

The purpose of an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is to improve the work of the University, by promoting equality and ensuring that services, strategies, policies and procedures do not discriminate either directly or indirectly against staff and service users.  The EIA considers the impacts on all the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act (2010):

Equality Impact Assessments are not an end in themselves, but the start of a continuous monitoring and review process and should be carried out on all current functions, strategies, policies and procedures.

The aim is to ensure that the implications for equality for all the protected characteristics have been properly assessed during the development of any policy, service, strategy or procedure, and to provide assurance that changes needed to mitigate any potential adverse impacts have been identified.

The nature and detail of EIAs should be proportionate eg. the Equality Impact Assessment on the plans for a new service would be expected to be more in-depth than an EIA for a procedure.  The detail in an EIA will vary from assessment to assessment but it should not be seen as inherently difficult, or as an activity apart from other function/policy development and assessment work. 

Please watch the short clip below about how to complete an Equality Impact assessment at the University.

Alternatively, we have drop in session every month to talk you through any EIA’s that you are completing.  The dates for the drop in sessions are:-

Thursday 10 January 2019, 2pm to 3pm

Monday 25 February 2019, 10am to 11am

Thursday 12 March 2019, 2pm to 3pm

Friday 26 April 2019, 10am to 11am

All sessions will be held in Maxwell 5th Floor Room 514 and more sessions will be arranged throughout the year if required.

If you would like us to do individual session with your teams or have any questions in the meantime please email Equality@salford.ac.uk or call Sam Gill on 0161 295 0285 or Tara Leach on  0161 295 7389.