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Equality impact assessments

8 March 2016

Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) have been developed as a tool for ensuring that different aspects of Essex County Council policy and practice are in line with our commitment to equality and diversity.

EqIAs determine how policies and practice will impact different communities, and measure whether this impact will be negative or positive. Using EqIAs, Essex County Council can monitor and review the effects that new or changing policies have once they are introduced.
Equality impact assessments are published as part of the council’s decision making process. They are usually found as part of the reports on our decisions page
Our guidance outlines when officers should complete EqIAs and the business benefits they bring to the council.

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