Equality Impact Assessments Made Easier

This one-day course uses your own inhouse policies and procedures to demonstrate how to conduct high quality and effective Equality Impact Assessments with the absolute minimum of burden. 

It also supports compliance of the Public Sector Equality Duty too.

Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) are often seen as a bureaucratic waste of time; little more than a series of pointless meetings, endless chat, red tape and tick boxes.  It doesn’t have to be that way.

Equality Impact Assessments, when carried out correctly, have minimal burden and deliver powerful benefits in terms of:

  • Improving job opportunities
  • Improving Staff Retention, Reducing Staff Wastage and Churn, by addressing differing needs
  • Delivering first class service to customers – potentially adding value beyond your competitors
  • Introducing new and creative ways of thinking
  • Making Bids and Tenders more attractive and thus successful
  • Improving performance during Equality Assessment for example, Ofsted and CQC
  • Providing robust evidence of compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

The PSED requires public sector organisations’ policies, procedures and practices to focus upon equality of access, choice, process and rights.  These requirements are often cascaded to the private sector through contracting and tendering arrangements.  High Quality Equality Impact Assessments help ensure these requirements are met. 

We ask you to supply, in strict confidence, three of your organisation’s policies or procedures that you feel would benefit from an Equality Impact Assessment.  Using these policies as a base we demonstrate and explain how to complete an Impact Assessment with the minimum of burden. 

You will leave the training course with a completed EIA template setting out clearly any fresh follow up action steps you might have to take when you go back to work.

Our 12 months follow on support service means you can contact us by email for any extra advice that might be needed to keep things moving and finalised.

The course assumes delegates have a basic working knowledge of the Equality Act but starts with a refresher session to bring you up to speed on the latest legal/technical terms as well as the latest breaking news. Training is contextualised through real-life case studies of issues relating to:

  • Dates and Time Management
  • Equal Access to arrangements
  • Hospitality, Food, Drink, Environment & Facilities
  • Equality v Health & Safety
  • Meet and Greet
  • Literature – Paperwork
  • Symbols

Our experience shows that the topics, above, translate into a wide range of employment and service delivery matters that benefit greatly from an improved equality, diversity and inclusion focus; including:

  • Employment-Human Resources Related
    • Access to recruitment & selection information – different needs
    • Arrangements for interviews– joining instructions/venues
    • Entrance to Exit – induction through to retention
    • Learning and Development
    • Potential for Positive Action Measures
    • Staff Handbook
    • Specific policies in the employment contract
    • Work Placements and Career Advice
    • Work / Life Balance

  • Service Delivery Related
    • Learning or Lesson Plans – Content and Access
    • Arrangements for examinations
    • Home visits
    • Specific curricular subjects
    • Career guidance
    • Printed literature and posters
    • Learning Environment and Facilities
    • Use of resources
    • Tutorials – one to one
    • Pastoral Care

  • Sales and Business Development
    • The spending power of women, who make more consumer decisions than men!
    • 80% of the wealth of Britain is the hands of people over 50
    • The disposable spending power of black and minority ethnic groups is estimated to be worth least £32 billion.
    • The LGBT sector is estimated to be worth £12 million a year
    • Disability Rights campaigners estimated that nearly £60 million is wasted each year by businesses because disabled people cannot get into commercial premises nor access the services!

Lastly, but by no means least, the course is supported by our 12 months follow on support service and a reference booklet that sets out dozens of trigger questions to think about in relation to the Nine Protected Characteristics, as well as other inclusion topics such as socio-economic disadvantage.


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