What is an Equality Impact Assessment?
An equality impact assessment (EIA) is a tool that helps public authorities like Lincolnshire Police make sure their policies, and the ways they carry out their functions, do what they are intended to do and for everybody. Carrying out an EIA involves systematically assessing the likely (or actual) effects of policies on people in respect of disability, gender, including gender identity, and racial equality and, where you choose, wider equality areas. This includes looking for 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. If any negative or adverse impacts amount to unlawful discrimination, they must be removed.
Lincolnshire Police is going through a Change process and Equality Impact Assessments are a key part of the programme
National and Local Equalities Reports
Lincolnshire Police considers local and national reports on a diverse range of subjects to help gain a good understanding of our communities in Lincolnshire including the extent of inequality and disadvantage. This helps us when we are making decisions and settings priorities. A selection of resources is provided below: