Equality Impact Needs Assessments

We challenge assumptions that policies affect everyone in the same way

What is an Equality Impact Needs Assessment (EINA)?

Equality Impact Needs Assessments (EINAs) make sure that policies and services affect everyone in the same way. They help with decision-making and highlight issues that are possibly being overlooked. 

Discrimination isn’t always obvious (like name-calling). It can be unintentional, for example workplace systems that are not accessible to everyone. 

We have a template for carrying out assessments. The relevant documents are: 

Completed EINAs 

You can see completed EINAs below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact the Equality and Diversity Team.