Embedding equality in our decision making
When we make changes to policies or processes, it may seem that the changes impact everyone equally.However if we consider the changes more closely, we may find that they impact certain groups of people differently.
An Equality Analysis focuses on the impact of a change on each of the protected characteristics and whether it is putting someone with one or many of the protected characteristics at an unfair disadvantage.
By carrying out an Equality Analysis, the owner of the policy or process change will benefit from
- identifying areas of impact that may not have been otherwise considered
- thinking of possible ways to mitigate any negative impacts
- a way to show how equality considerations have been considered and addressed