Improving Equality Outcomes

Advice and Guidance

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The Measuring Up? series of reports highlighted that only 1 in 3 published robust equality outcomes that were clear and measurable. The Commission took the view that poor quality outcomes would make it difficult for Public Bodies to report effectively on their progress in April 2015 and would be unlikely to achieve positive change for people with protected characteristics.  In response to those findings the Improving Equality Outcomes project aims were to:

  • Support public authorities to evaluate their methods for setting equality outcomes and the quality of the outcomes themselves
  • Identify areas where public authorities need to  improve
  • Support public authorities to create their own improvement plan.

A short report summarising the improvement work undertaken by the Commission can be downloaded:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission commissioned an evaluation of their Improving Equality Outcomes Project. The report presents the views and experiences of a range of authorities that participated in the programme.

Related pages

Equality outcomes self assessment toolkit

Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.


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10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.