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​People Impact Assessments

An equality impact assessment is a tool that helps public authorities make sure their policies, and the ways they carry out their functions, do what they are intended to do and for everybody. They were a legal duty to undertake before the Equality Act 2010.

Within the City Council we refer to our impact assessments as People Impact Assessments (PIA).

Carrying out a PIA involves systematically assessing the potential (or actual) effects of policies, strategies, functions and processes on people in respect of the following protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Marriage/Civil Partnership (where applicable)
  • Pregnancy and Maternity (where applicable)
  • Race (including Gypsy and travelers)
  • Religion/Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender

We also seek to consider the community cohesion and socio-economic agendas within our People Impact Assessments, as well as look to include opportunities to promote equality that may have previously been missed or could be better used, as well as negative or adverse impacts that can be removed or mitigated, where possible.

Please see some of our Impact Assessments below:

For more information about Equality & Diversity please contact:

Telephone: 01452 396978
Post: Equality & Diversity
Phillpotts Warehouse
The Docks