His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

The Mayor, Members and Officers of Woking Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

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Equality Impact Assessments (EIA)

As part of our public sector Equality Duty, which applies to all Council work, we undertake equality impact assessments when developing policies, introducing new services or changing service delivery.

What are Equality Impact Assessments (EIA)?

An Equality Impact Assessment is a kind of risk assessment focused on fairness, access and inclusion. It’s a way of considering a policy, service or process in terms of how it might impact differently on different groups of people protected in law. This helps us target action where it’s most needed and improve services.

For example, we use EIAs to find and remove barriers in services which might stop people knowing about the service, using it and getting the best from it.

Committee reports must include a completed equality impact assessment that enables elected members to consider equality implications at the time of making decisions. This ensures that they are meeting their obligations in relation to the law and our equality objectives and that any decisions made are based on robust evidence.

View our Equality Impact Assessment template