The Equality Scheme replaces the separate equality schemes we had in place for race, gender and disability. This approach enables us to bring together all our policies and plans within one document and ensures that all aspects of diversity including those currently not covered by the law are addressed.
Equality impact assessments
We have a legal requirement to consider the impact of some aspects of our work on race, gender and disability equality. In order to meet this requirement we undertake Equality Impact Assessments (EIA's). Please refer to section 8 of the Equality Scheme for the EIA form and guidance.