Equality and Diversity
- Equality and Diversity Policy
- Equality for All - the equality and diversity strategy and action plan
- Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
- Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) (You are here)
- Equality Monitoring
- Equality Awareness Events
- Accessibility and disability
- Hate crime and hate incidents
- Equality in employment
Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)
One of the ways we assess the effects of our proposals, policies or projects on different people within the borough is to carry out Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).
We ensure all proposals, including those in the budget, projects and policies, have appropriate EIAs. The annual budget has an overview EIA that summarises potential areas of impact. This EIA and the individual service EIAs are focussed on the impact on the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.
In addition, we also use the EIA process to assess the impact on other issues such as financial exclusion and poverty, voluntary, community and faith sector, carers, cohesion and health and wellbeing.
Why we carry out EIAs
There are several reasons why we carry EIAs. They aid good decision making, help ensure that the services we provide are fair and accessible to all and they help us meet our Equality Duty.
Our proposals, policies, and projects will affect the people and communities of Rotherham and there is the potential for our services to have unseen barriers or to affect some customers or residents disproportionately, even if this is not our intention.
When we carry out EIAs & who we consult
We carry out an initial EIA for proposal, policies and projects and a full EIA where we think there may be a disproportionate impact on some people.
We consult those people who are likely to be impacted by decisions or changes to policies.
You can download the full Budget Report 2017-18, which includes the overall EIA report and the list of Budget related EIAs for 2017-18, from the 'Cabinet Agenda for 13 February 2017'.
Completed EIAs are available for various policies, projects, proposals and decisions. Contact us for more information or to request an EIA.