Guiding, producing and training in expert equality impact assessments since 1992
Since 2012, public bodies have not been legally obliged to carry out equality impact assessments. However, they must still demonstrate due regard to the Equality Act 2010 in their decision-making so that no groups are left behind when services are changed or developed. This means that EIAs remain a valuable tool for assessing how public service providers—and private companies—can best serve every member of society.
23% of LGBT+ staff see coming out at work as a disadvantage
61% of US staff report negatively on their employer's progress on inclusion
Experts in equality impact analysis
Develop and adapt services that cater for diverse communities
We’ve worked with organizations to integrate EDI best practice into their service offerings for the past 30 years. Today, we help them ensure they fulfil their duties under UK legislation, including the Equality Act 2010. We’ve carried out complex equality impact assessments and action planning across the health sector, transport, local authorities and trade unions.
Increasingly, private-sector businesses are recognizing the value of equality impact analysis in ensuring service level excellence to diverse customer bases. We recently worked with the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JC Decaux, to embed EIA best practice across their UK operations, enabling them to deliver best-in-class contracts for their public-sector clients.
Build EIA capacity in-house
Impact assessment, guidance and training workshops – a complete Equality Impact Assessment service
If your organization carries out many EIAs, we can train your in-house teams and equip them with bespoke EIA templates and toolkits to support their work. Our EIA training can be delivered in-person or via virtual learning online.
Our EIA services include:
- Producing an Equality Impact Assessment template
- Advising on process, policies and procedures
- Conducting an EIA on your behalf
- Giving practical guidance on completing cumulative impact assessments
- Training your staff to undertake their own EIA
- Guidance for your suppliers on conducting EIAs
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