Creating a fairer Britain
This page contains a list of archived non-statutory general guidance documents that were developed to supplement the Codes of Practice. The page contains a list of themes with links to the relevant documents for each duty. If you would like a copy of any documents listed please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Under equality legislation, public authorities have legal duties to pay 'due regard' to the need to eliminate discrimination and promote equality with regard to race, disability and gender, including gender reassignment, as well as to promote good race relations. The law requires that this duty to pay 'due regard' be demonstrated in the decision making process. Assessing the potential equality impact of proposed changes to policies, procedures and practices is one of the key ways in which public authorities can show 'due regard'.
By law an assessment must:
Such assessment does not necessarily have to take the form of one document called an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA), although this is what we recommend for reasons explained in our guidance for decision-makers below.
Before using this guidance you should note that the Codes of Practice are the essential statutory documents that all public authorities need to follow to ensure they are meeting their legal responsibilities.